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CU student union votes to fire Churchill ( Ward )
Daily Camera ^ | August 25, 2006 | Anna Uhls

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Colorado; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; academia; churchill; corruption; education; ethnicstudies; fabrication; falseassertions; falsification; highereducation; plagiarism; tenure; uc; ward; wardchurchill
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Ward is still taking the taxpayers money.

These votes are taking forever.

The process is proceeding. Sort of.

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1 posted on 08/26/2006 10:54:54 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

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.


2 posted on 08/26/2006 10:59:26 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: george76

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.

Semper Fi


3 posted on 08/26/2006 10:59:50 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: george76

Why is there an ethnic studies department? Isn't anthropology enough?


4 posted on 08/26/2006 11:03:38 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Kirkwood

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 ?


5 posted on 08/26/2006 11:04:59 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: GSlob

This should not be a whole department.

A most, a one semester class.

IMO.


6 posted on 08/26/2006 11:06:04 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: river rat

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.


7 posted on 08/26/2006 11:12:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: river rat

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'.


8 posted on 08/26/2006 11:12:47 PM PDT by 308MBR (Dar el Harb feels one 1,400 year long "Jihad" is enough for one planet. Bye, goat pokers.)
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9 posted on 08/26/2006 11:15:56 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: 308MBR

10 posted on 08/26/2006 11:16:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

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....


11 posted on 08/26/2006 11:18:48 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: monkapotamus


12 posted on 08/26/2006 11:20:37 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Walkingfeather

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 line—witness 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 them—and they flourish for the same reason.

http://www.pirateballerina.com/blog/entry.php?id=397



13 posted on 08/26/2006 11:22:27 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

They must model themselves after the UN; time to get off the pot.


14 posted on 08/26/2006 11:22:42 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you are there thats the best)
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To: Kirkwood

He's probably too hot for any university to touch, but I wonder if some school in Ithaca, NY, will make him an offer.


15 posted on 08/26/2006 11:23:58 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: 308MBR
"Ward is a pretty good sized boy, and combined with his manner, it's been pretty good protection for him over his life."

Turd Churchill is a moron who should be ignored.

16 posted on 08/26/2006 11:26:01 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: monkapotamus

When did the Cleavers adopt a Musk Ox?


17 posted on 08/26/2006 11:28:58 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kirkwood
I'm sure he's already got another job lined up at a school or liberal think tank.

Or speech writer for Cindy Sheehan.

18 posted on 08/26/2006 11:38:13 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: george76

It's taking forever, but at least it sort of moving.


19 posted on 08/26/2006 11:39:51 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

The university has made many of their alumni very unhappy.

They are also keeping their wallets and check books closed.


20 posted on 08/26/2006 11:43:30 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Atchafalaya

The Boulder police and DA are also terrible.


21 posted on 08/26/2006 11:45:08 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Kirkwood

I'm sure Yale, Harvard, and NYU will have a bidding war over who will hire him.


22 posted on 08/27/2006 12:31:54 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: george76
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This loser needs to get his two faces to a barber badly!

23 posted on 08/27/2006 12:41:22 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Muslims - The "flesh eating bacteria" version of humans.)
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To: george76

That's not surprising.


24 posted on 08/27/2006 1:12:29 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

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.


25 posted on 08/27/2006 1:19:59 AM PDT by Brytani (Keeper of the FR Loofa, Bathcap and Rubber Duckie)
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To: GSlob
Why is there an ethnic studies department?

Because calling it "Anti-Caucasian Studies and Activism" would have been too obvious.

26 posted on 08/27/2006 8:37:11 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: GSlob
Why is there an ethnic studies department? Isn't anthropology enough?

Anthropologists don't pander to their students enough, nor do they stroke minority activists and their guilt-feeling white patrons.

27 posted on 08/27/2006 8:43:39 AM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: george76

"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.


28 posted on 08/27/2006 9:09:37 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I can't really accept a welcome home until the last MIA does.)
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To: Brytani

It is all about the money.

That lawyer wants the taxpayers to cover his fees and expenses, too.

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29 posted on 08/27/2006 9:19:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

The longer Ward hangs around, the more he makes himself an easier target.

Even the students now laugh at him and his stupid sunglasses.


30 posted on 08/27/2006 9:23:06 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Dumb_Ox

There's no sense in pandering to, or stroking, the study objects.


31 posted on 08/27/2006 9:24:24 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: george76

"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?


32 posted on 08/27/2006 9:44:54 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I can't really accept a welcome home until the last MIA does.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

" 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.


33 posted on 08/27/2006 10:10:55 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: GSlob

"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


34 posted on 08/27/2006 10:13:49 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: nopardons

"...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. "

http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096410293


35 posted on 08/27/2006 10:16:38 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MarineBrat

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36 posted on 08/27/2006 10:19:52 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

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.


37 posted on 08/27/2006 10:30:14 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I can't really accept a welcome home until the last MIA does.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

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.


38 posted on 08/27/2006 10:40:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

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.

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39 posted on 08/27/2006 10:50:28 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: GSlob
There's no sense in pandering to, or stroking, the study objects.

Yes, that's why their classes are just long "hate whitey" sessions.

40 posted on 08/27/2006 11:44:40 AM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: Dumb_Ox
The proper and fitting use for this churchill would be to put him in a formalin jar [do not waste whiskey, even cheap whiskey on him] and then send the jar to the Smithsonian. I'm not sure that the University of Colorado has the necessary museum facilities. There he could be studied to one's heart content [although I do not see there anything deserving of such a study in the first place].
41 posted on 08/27/2006 11:51:18 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: george76
Getting rid of tenured professors is the hardest thing on earth other than firing federal bureaucrats.
42 posted on 08/27/2006 11:52:25 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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Filing a false employment application, fabricating scholarship, and plagiarism are apparently fine with the other professors.

They must do the same themselves, too ?

43 posted on 08/27/2006 12:10:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

In the world of tenure, plagiarism is the only thing that will get him. Everything else is forgivable.


44 posted on 08/27/2006 12:12:20 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: GSlob
Ethnic studies is for kids who thimk there parents didn't tell them enough about themselves and why they left some other country to come to the evil US.

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.

45 posted on 08/27/2006 12:14:53 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: osideplanner
and who "think their"

Now, how do I sign up for spelling?

46 posted on 08/27/2006 12:16:22 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: osideplanner

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.


47 posted on 08/27/2006 12:28:01 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: GSlob
I don't knmow any other way to explain these ethnic stidies departments.

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.

48 posted on 08/27/2006 12:36:19 PM PDT by osideplanner
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To: COEXERJ145

Is fabricating scholarship ok at the Universities ?


49 posted on 08/27/2006 12:39:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
There is a lot that will be overlooked when it comes to tenured professors. I've had lengthy discussions with several professors at Texas A&M who hold tenure and all have said that the system is totally broken regardless of the university.

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.

50 posted on 08/27/2006 12:46:32 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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