Skip to comments.CU student union votes to fire Churchill ( Ward )
Posted on 08/26/2006 10:54:54 PM PDT by george76
The University of Colorado student union voted Thursday in support of firing tenured ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill.
The union's legislative council voted 9-6 in favor of a resolution supporting former Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano's recommendation to fire Churchill for plagiarism and research misconduct.
The resolution will be sent to the student government's tri-executives and will go into effect if two of the three student leaders sign it.
"This is not a problem that is attached to the entire ethnic studies department just a not-so-good professor and he doesn't deserve to be employed here," ...
"He takes away from the value of our degree."
Churchill drew national attention over an essay that compared some Sept. 11 victims to a notorious Nazi.
A subsequent investigation into Churchill's work found that he committed serious, repeated and deliberate research misconduct, prompting the chancellor's recommendation that he be fired.
Churchill, who denies any wrongdoing, is expected to have a hearing this fall before the school's Privilege and Tenure Committee, which will re-evaluate DiStefano's recommendation.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...
These votes are taking forever.
The process is proceeding. Sort of.
I'm sure he's already got another job lined up at a school or liberal think tank. You would think he would just leave with some shred of dignity, but he's too arrogant and dumb to even do that. What a pathetic loser.
The ONLY way Churchill leaves the CU payroll, is he dies.
There is not enough courage or professionalism within the entire CU faculty or management to run the bastard off.
Why is there an ethnic studies department? Isn't anthropology enough?
He has already hit the lecture circuit and likely will try to do a book deal.
But he has no dignity.
Plus he makes about $100,000 from the taxpayers with the summer and every holiday off and paid. Then he gets benefits like health care, pension...
Maybe he works eight hours per week ?
This should not be a whole department.
A most, a one semester class.
There were large newspaper ads and rallies for Ward by the other professors.
It has quieted down some now, but the liberals in Boulder are off the wall.
Ward is a pretty good sized boy, and combined with his manner, it's been pretty good protection for him over his life.
Dude needs an @$$ whuppin'.
Somehow I think it is wrong that it is easier to adopt a child than it is to fire a tenured professor. It may be me, I'm kinda nutty that way I guess....
The conclusion one must draw from such examples isn't that every institution has its bad apples but rather that, at least in the liberal arts in America, moral turpitude and political hucksterism pervades higher education.
Radical criminals with questionable academic credentials flourish in a milieu that bristles with hostility toward real scholars who don't toe the party linewitness the case of former Harvard President Lawrence Summers.
Individuals with prison records or FBI rap sheets don't get into major educational institutions because they fudge their resumes.
They get in because they share the political dogmas of those who hire themand they flourish for the same reason.
They must model themselves after the UN; time to get off the pot.
He's probably too hot for any university to touch, but I wonder if some school in Ithaca, NY, will make him an offer.
Turd Churchill is a moron who should be ignored.
When did the Cleavers adopt a Musk Ox?
Or speech writer for Cindy Sheehan.
It's taking forever, but at least it sort of moving.
The university has made many of their alumni very unhappy.
They are also keeping their wallets and check books closed.
The Boulder police and DA are also terrible.
I'm sure Yale, Harvard, and NYU will have a bidding war over who will hire him.
This loser needs to get his two faces to a barber badly!
That's not surprising.
UC @ Berkley will make a job offer within 48 hours.
But then, I saw Churchills scummy lawyer (he sounded, looked and talked like a sterotypical used car salesman) say on O'Reilly their next step is to sue the state and UC until both pay his off to stop.
He admitted it's all about money.
Because calling it "Anti-Caucasian Studies and Activism" would have been too obvious.
Anthropologists don't pander to their students enough, nor do they stroke minority activists and their guilt-feeling white patrons.
"The university has made many of their alumni very unhappy.
They are also keeping their wallets and check books closed."
I'm not sure exactly how much of a hit they've taken in terms of alumni contributions; I'm not even getting the monthly/biweekly mass mailed requests anymore.
Saves me no end of wastebasket space.
Still retain some contact with the Engineering School there, however. They've begun to sound like they're ready to seceed, put the East end of the campus on wheels and move out of the county.
It is all about the money.
That lawyer wants the taxpayers to cover his fees and expenses, too.
The longer Ward hangs around, the more he makes himself an easier target.
Even the students now laugh at him and his stupid sunglasses.
There's no sense in pandering to, or stroking, the study objects.
"Even the students now laugh at him and his stupid sunglasses."
IMHO, the students were the FIRST ones to catch on to him: Anybody ever do a serious check on the class headcount in that department?
" When one of his students, a Mandan-Hidatsa Indian, wrote a piece raising doubts about his claimed biography, he dropped her grade from an A to a C-minus."
There was a survey done recently of his students to grade Ward that flunked Ward.
If I can find it again , I will post it here.
"The saddest aspect of Churchill's case is that, in regard to his identity, he might not be guilty of fraud in the narrowest legal sense.
According to the News, Churchill has been claiming to be a Native American since his high school days in Illinois. It may well be that by this point he has genuinely convinced himself that he actually is an Indian.
Of course some people believe they're Napoleon.
But that's not a good reason for giving them professorships in French history. "
by Paul Campos
"...Ward Churchill would do himself some good to express a profound apology to people he has offended and misled.
He should also come clean about his appropriated American Indian identity. "
Judging by the reaction I get from my friends from those areas he'd have a VERY interesting time conducting a lecture tour of the reservations here in Montana.
The real native American scholars are not pleased with this POS.
Several native Americans applied for this position when Ward applied, but they were not even afforded an interview. The University dept heads did not even try to be polite.
Ward stole from these scholars, repeatedly.
Students that I know at CU are at the other end of the campus.
They say that the students at CU laugh at Ward and at that whole dept.
Yes, that's why their classes are just long "hate whitey" sessions.
They must do the same themselves, too ?
In the world of tenure, plagiarism is the only thing that will get him. Everything else is forgivable.
It's to aloleviate the guilt felt by liberals who need to have relief from the feeling that the US gets away with all the evil.
And lastly, it provides a carre of teaching ethnic studies to subsequent classes so that future generations will be able to experience the angst.
Now, how do I sign up for spelling?
What guilt? FTB, with "T" standing for "the" or "them". As I like to say, those who want to send me on a guilt trip will have to pay first-class fare, round-trip.
My friend's daughter has a PhD from Yale in Chinese Studies. She was offered jobes by several agencies, a sh--pot of companies, and Yale. I don't know what good these other departments provide except feel-goodism.
Is fabricating scholarship ok at the Universities ?
Good professors don't get it because they don't publish enough while mediocre professors are tenured because they've written dozens of books and articles as well as brought the university millions of research dollars.
The only things I've ever heard of a professor at A&M being dismissed for are plagiarism except for one who was dismissed because he was convicted of several felonies and sent to prison. There is one professor who is known to sleep with his students (never been a complaint but it is the worst kept secret on campus) but he is tops in his field and brings in tens of millions in research dollars every year so the administration conveniently look the other way.