Skip to comments.(Left-wing conspiracy nut professor)Ward Churchill could learn fate in 3 weeks
Posted on 05/14/2007 1:41:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A University of Colorado professor who once compared some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi could learn within three weeks whether he can return to the classroom or whether the university will pursue sanctions including dismissal.
University President Hank Brown received a report Tuesday from a faculty committee regarding its hearing on alleged research misconduct by ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill.
Brown has 15 business days to determine how to proceed, the university said. If Brown decides the are no grounds for dismissal, he could return Churchill to the classroom and close the case, or he could recommend sanctions such as suspension, school spokeswoman Michele McKinney said.
The Privilege and Tenure Committees report was not publicly released because it was considered a personnel matter, McKinney said. When reached by phone, Churchill declined to discuss its contents but called it a mixed bag.
Churchill contended Brown is biased and should recuse himself, citing Browns work on the American Council of Trustees and Alumni whose leaders have called Churchills statements outrageous but have defended his right to free speech and due process.
The Washington-based education group also issued a report titled How Many Ward Churchills? which questioned how faculty like Churchill could be objective in the classroom.
McKinney said Brown years ago served on a non-paid advisory committee for the group and he had no role in the report, and had not seen a copy.
It would be inappropriate for the president to comment on personnel matters while they are under review, McKinney said in regards to Brown recusing himself.
When asked whether he wanted to return to a CU classroom, Churchill said: Thats neither here nor there. I have a right to return. I dont negotiate my rights and I dont forfeit my rights.
A faculty committee and an interim chancellor of the Boulder campus already have recommended that Churchill be fired, saying he misrepresented the effects of federal laws on American Indians, that he wrongly claimed evidence indicated Capt. John Smith exposed Indians to smallpox in the 1600s, and claimed the work of a Canadian environmental group as his own.
Churchill then requested the review by the Privilege and Tenure Committee.
Churchill ignited a furious controversy with a 2001 essay written in the hours after the terrorist attacks that compared some of the World Trade Center victims to Adolf Eichmann, a key planner of the Holocaust. The essay attracted little attention until January 2005, when it surfaced after he was invited to speak at Hamilton College in upstate New York.
Two governors and several others called for his dismissal.
The university concluded he could not be fired for those remarks but launched an investigation into allegations of research misconduct.
Churchills fate may remain in limbo if Brown determines there are grounds for dismissal and the hearing panel did not. If the hearing panel did not concur, the president would return the case to the panel for reconsideration with his comments.
If? IF they do the right thing? Heck, they'll probably give him a raise!
After all, we all know everything is Bushs' fault!
My son is now taking his required “diversity” class at college. Prior to the start of the semester my son perused his choices for fullfilling the university’s “diversity” class requirement and opted for the “diversity” class on Native Americans, figuring it would be the least unpalatable. The professor is black (naturally - - these mandatory “diversity” classes seem to be designed to ensure employment for people who majored in “African American Studies”) and one of the required books for the class was a book written by that famous “Native American”, Ward Churchill.
I kid you not.
I thought they were making this decision.... Like a year ago....
What did he do appeal or something? Private industry, non-unionized, they could have come to a conclusion, one way or another, three years ago.
Don’t bet the farm the powers that be will dismiss this vermin. Even though he fibbed his credentials both academic and familiar background.
Yeah!.. on a soap box....OFF CAMPUS... and with out a paycheck from the school....
I don’t think he will get fired. The is a big lack of gonads at CU.
In academia throughout the world.
And for this, parents get to pay for the privilege of thousand of their saved dollars going to tuition - and more thousand in loans.
Academia has become a mafia-type scam. The Government doles out billions in loans each year - academia pursues the most left wing and radical agenda it thinks it can get away with - and normal hard working Americans get screwed.
Once, just once, I would like to see some Presidential candidate speak out against this travesty.
Yep, UC will probably decide to decide later. I’m trying to keep tabs on this moonbat Ward Chuchill. He’s a loon, even by their (low) standards.
Why did it take so long? Did they have trouble reading?
If they fire him (big if) it would set a dangerous precedent in our higher academia: accountability for ones own actions.
There will be mass hysteria. (in college teachers lounges)