Skip to comments.Judge Refuses To Stop Churchill Dismissal Proceedings ( Ward wanted more money but lost )
Posted on 11/02/2006 9:11:35 PM PST by george76
Professor Suing To Get Legal Fees from CU.
A judge Wednesday refused to stop dismissal proceedings against a University of Colorado professor accused of research misconduct after he filed a lawsuit seeking $20,000 in legal fees from the school.
Denver District Judge Stephen Phillips agreed with university attorney Patrick O'Rourke who argued that ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill would still be able to seek attorneys' fees and lost wages if he successfully fights to keep his job.
Churchill has denied the allegations and is appealing a recommendation by university officials that he be fired. Churchill's attorney, David Lane, asked Phillips to stop the proceedings until the legal fees issue was resolved.
Churchill angered many people with an essay that likened some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi organizer of the Holocaust.
The university concluded he could not be fired for those remarks but launched an investigation into the research misconduct charges, which led to the dismissal recommendation.
(Excerpt) Read more at thedenverchannel.com ...
He gets about $100,000 per year with full benefits, paid holidays, vacations, health and pension...
thanks : tax payers
Churchill is despicable!
Hey George, Some idiot with no life from Colorado is challenging the "fake indian" claim on my blog. Could you give me some of the best links that prove this claim.
Thanks in advance.
"...Churchill thus represents the reductio ad absurdum of the contemporary university's willingness to subordinate all other values to affirmative action.
When such a grotesque fraud - a white man pretending to be an Indian,
an intellectual charlatan spewing polemical garbage festooned with phony footnotes, a shameless demagogue fabricating imaginary historical incidents to justify his pathological hatreds, an apparent plagiarist who steals and distorts the work of real scholars - manages to scam his way into a full professorship at what is still a serious research university, we know the practice of affirmative action has hit rock bottom ..."
-- 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. "
" 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."
from the NY Post...but the link is now gone.
PROF. WARD CHURCHILL'S firing offense may be having falsely filed for affirmative action status as an American Indian. :
Churchill's original 1978 application to the school for a position as a lecturer in Native American studies included a completed federal affirmative action form, on which he claimed "American Indian" ethnicity, according to records obtained Thursday by KHOW radio talk show host Dan Caplis through open records law requests to CU.
A second document obtained by Caplis, a 1990 application by Churchill for the position of associate professor of American Indian Studies, prior to his receiving tenure, also shows that Churchill claimed "American Indian" status. An affirmative action data collection form shows that 11 American Indians applied, but only two, including Churchill, were interviewed.
George do you got the links on these.
Thanks in advance.
February 8, 2005
Academic freedom must be protected, which is why I'm continuing to write about this matter. A version of academic freedom that protects Churchill from appropriate sanctions isn't sustainable either as a political or an ethical matter. Consider: Churchill has constructed his entire academic career around the claim that he is a Native American, yet it turns out there is no evidence, other than his own statements, that this is the case.
Churchill has said at various times that he is either one-sixteenth or three-sixteenths Cherokee, yet genealogical reporting by the Rocky Mountain News and others has failed to turn up any Cherokee ancestors - or any other Native Americans - in Churchill's family tree.
Why should we care one way or another? We should care because Churchill has used his supposed Indian heritage to bully his way into academia. Indeed Churchill lacks what are normally considered the minimum requirements for a tenure-track job at a research university: he never earned a doctorate, and his only degrees are a bachelor's and a master's from a then-obscure Illinois college.
Churchill's lack of conventional academic credentials was apparently compensated for, at least in part in the eyes of those who hired him at the University of Colorado, by the "fact" that he contributed to the ethnic diversity of the school's tenure-track faculty.
To the extent that Churchill was hired because he claimed to be a Native American, he would seem to be guilty of academic fraud. But the situation is worse than this.
Thomas Brown, a professor of sociology at Lamar University, has written a paper that outlines what looks like a more conventional form of academic fraud on Churchill's part. According to Brown, Churchill fabricated a story about the U.S. Army intentionally creating a smallpox epidemic among the Mandan tribe in 1837, by simply inventing almost all of the story's most crucial facts, and then attributing these "facts" to sources that say nothing of the kind.
"One has only to read the sources that Churchill cites to realize the magnitude of his fraudulent claims for them," Brown writes. "We are not dealing with a few minor errors here. We are dealing with a story that Churchill has fabricated almost entirely from scratch. The lack of rationality on Churchill's part is mind-boggling." (Brown's essay can be read here: http://hal.lamar.edu/~browntf/Churchill1.htm.)
Similar charges have been leveled against Churchill by University of New Mexico law professor John Lavelle, a Native American scholar who has documented what appear to be equally fraudulent claims on Churchill's part regarding the General Allotment Act, one of the most important federal laws dealing with Indian lands. (Lavelle also accuses Churchill of plagiarism).
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.
Paul Campos is a professor of law at the University of Colorado.
Churchill's resume says Cherokee
Churchill claimed native descent on CU application
By Kate Larsen, Camera Staff Writer
February 12, 2005
Controversial professor Ward Churchill marked an "X" next to the "American Indian or Alaskan Native" category of his 1980 University of Colorado job application. And on his 1980 resume, Churchill identified himself as "Creek/Cherokee (unenrolled)."
In recent weeks, some American Indian groups have said Churchill "fraudulently represented himself as an Indian." Some academic peers are questioning the accuracy of his work ...
Many of these links from the RMN are apparently gone.
I think that KHOW radio talk show host Dan Caplis is still around.
Looks like CBS's replacement for Katie has been found.
22 Apr 1994
" The Problem is that Ward Churchill is NOT a Native American he is causing much disention between our people and that is exactly what the whiteman would like to see.
If we are to busy fighting among ourselves than we can not do what needs to be done.
Ward has claimed all these different bloodlines but none has checked out. "
You might ask the pro-Ward people to offer some proof:
The sorry part of this is Ward Churchill has fraudulently represented himself as an Indian, and a member of the American Indian Movement, a situation that has lifted him into the position of a lecturer on Indian activism.
He has used the American Indian Movements chapter in Denver to attack the leadership of the official American Indian Movement with his misinformation and propaganda campaigns.
Ward Churchill has been masquerading as an Indian for years behind his dark glasses and beaded headband.
He waves around an honorary membership card that at one time was issued to anyone by the Keetoowah Tribe of Oklahoma.
Former President Bill Clinton and many others received these cards, but these cards do not qualify the holder a member of any tribe.
He has deceitfully and treacherously fooled innocent and naïve Indian community members in Denver, Colorado, as well as many other people worldwide.
Churchill does not represent, nor does he speak on behalf of the American Indian Movement.
>>Churchill was found guilty of deliberate false assertions, misrepresentation of sources, and plagiarism.<<
Well of course he wanted to be paid off - why should his character change now?
Thanks for the link to "PirateBallerina". I found this quote in a column there:
"As the satirist Karl Kraus pointed out (which quote I've shamelessly cribbed from The Weekly Standard), 'the secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience, so they believe they are as clever as he.' In achieving that level of stupidity, Churchill has succeeded, and judging from his audience, it was no mean feat."
Many on the left want to hear bad news about America.
Even when it is false, they are happy to believe the lies.
Excerpt from the Summary of Conclusions :
We find that Professor Churchill did not show by a preponderance of the evidence that the University engaged in Selective Enforcement of its rules concerning Research Misconduct.
We find that Professor Churchill did not show by a preponderance of the evidence that the investigation of allegations of Research Misconduct denied him his right to Due Process.
We find that the University showed by clear and convincing evidence that Professor Churchill engaged in conduct which falls below minimum standards of professional integrity in several specific instances...
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