Skip to comments.Lawyer: Suspension recommended for prof. [Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies..]
Posted on 05/16/2007 11:36:55 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Lawyer: Suspension recommended for prof.
16 minutes ago
A University of Colorado committee has recommended that a controversial professor accused of faulty research be suspended for one year rather than fired, his attorney said.
Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies, touched off a national firestorm with an essay that compared some of the 2001 World Trade Center victims to Adolf Eichmann, a key planner of the Holocaust.
It was some of his other work, however, that led an interim chancellor of the Boulder campus and an another committee to recommended Churchill be fired.
The professor was accused of misrepresenting the effects of federal laws on American Indians, wrongly claiming evidence indicated Capt. John Smith exposed Indians to smallpox in the 1600s, and claiming the work of a Canadian environmental group as his own.
After the firing recommendations, he requested a review by the university faculty's Privilege and Tenure Committee.
Churchill attorney David Lane said Tuesday that he didn't think Churchill should be disciplined at all, but he said the Privilege and Tenure Committee members were at least moving in the "right direction."
"This will make it more difficult for Hank Brown (president of the University of Colorado system) and the regents to fire him," Lane said.
Brown could still decide to fire Churchill, give him a lesser punishment or close the case.
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No intestinal fortitude.
I hate academia. There is no accountability for professors, therefore they tenure people with little intellectual talent.
Our commie-infested universities need a thorough housecleaning.
Does this mean students are now free to plagiarise and copy off each other’s tests?
I guess keeping Ward Churchill around speaks volumes about how Academic Dishonesty is viewed at that farce of a university.
The Dept of Education should revoke its accreditation.
I knew they would wimp out. I hope Hank Brown can bring himself to do the right thing.
What a cowardly deed.
Can you say Affirmative Action? I knew ya could.
No, firing sounds like the more fitting punishment of the two.
I do not know if they would be much help, but, academic dishonesty by a tenured "professor" is pretty serious.
The NCA revoked the accreditation of one of the schools at University of Iowa while I was there. Its rare but it can happen.
this is what happens when Leftist lying Scum get caught..
slap on the wrist...wait a while and restore to prior
they are all scum.
Ack! I’m getting old. I thought the post said “ethic studies”.
“Want to bet this preposterous fraud draws a university paycheck while sitting home ?”
You read my mind : )
The Privilege and Tenure Committee’s chairman, professor Weldon Lodwick...
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