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Lawyer: Suspension recommended for prof. [Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies..]
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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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: churchill; cu; davidlane; ethnic; ethnicstudies; fakeindian; heapbigliar; lane; liberalassclown; studies; wardchurchill
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1 posted on 05/16/2007 11:37:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Want to bet this preposterous fraud draws a university paycheck while sitting home ?
2 posted on 05/16/2007 11:38:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No intestinal fortitude.


3 posted on 05/16/2007 11:38:53 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: yldstrk

I hate academia. There is no accountability for professors, therefore they tenure people with little intellectual talent.


4 posted on 05/16/2007 11:42:28 AM PDT by TheThinker
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To: Sub-Driver

Our commie-infested universities need a thorough housecleaning.


5 posted on 05/16/2007 11:44:40 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicde committed by our leaders..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Little Chamberlains.


6 posted on 05/16/2007 11:50:02 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


7 posted on 05/16/2007 11:50:06 AM PDT by GuineaRabbit
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To: Sub-Driver

I knew they would wimp out. I hope Hank Brown can bring himself to do the right thing.


8 posted on 05/16/2007 11:52:04 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a cowardly deed.


9 posted on 05/16/2007 11:56:31 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I'm gonna vote for Fred.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can you say Affirmative Action? I knew ya could.


10 posted on 05/16/2007 11:57:36 AM PDT by BubbaBasher (I reject your reality and substitute my own.)
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To: Sub-Driver
So a committee of his fellow "professors" only think he should be suspended for a year, rather than fired? For multiple instances of plagiarism and lying about academics, Indian artwork, and Indian heritage? This says a lot more about the abysmal quality of the rest of the faculty, than it does about Ward (I cheat everybody) Churchill.

Congressman Billybob

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11 posted on 05/16/2007 11:58:04 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Please visit www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
The old “Hurry up and forget” ploy that works so well in the academic world. BTW, will Big Chief FullOShiite still be getting his paycheck? Maybe we should pass the hat!
12 posted on 05/16/2007 12:05:38 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, firing sounds like the more fitting punishment of the two.


13 posted on 05/16/2007 12:15:33 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: GuineaRabbit
The Dept. of Education does not determine accreditation. The North Central Association does: http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org/

I do not know if they would be much help, but, academic dishonesty by a tenured "professor" is pretty serious.

14 posted on 05/16/2007 12:16:30 PM PDT by erikm88
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To: erikm88

The NCA revoked the accreditation of one of the schools at University of Iowa while I was there. Its rare but it can happen.


15 posted on 05/16/2007 12:29:04 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: yldstrk

this is what happens when Leftist lying Scum get caught..

slap on the wrist...wait a while and restore to prior
position...

they are all scum.


16 posted on 05/16/2007 12:33:51 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ack! I’m getting old. I thought the post said “ethic studies”.


17 posted on 05/16/2007 12:46:12 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: george76

Unfreakenbelievable.


18 posted on 05/16/2007 12:52:29 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Want to bet this preposterous fraud draws a university paycheck while sitting home ?”

You read my mind : )


19 posted on 05/16/2007 1:04:30 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: colorado tanker

Thanks.

The Privilege and Tenure Committee’s chairman, professor Weldon Lodwick...


20 posted on 05/16/2007 1:31:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Sub-Driver
A slap on the wrist for one of their own. A Conservative in that position would get the full measure of punishment.

A Conservative would also get punished for having committed no crime at all. Remember Trent Lott?

21 posted on 05/16/2007 1:33:15 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Evil never sleeps.)
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To: BubbaBasher
Can you say Affirmative Action? I knew ya could.

Huh? The dude's a fake injun.

22 posted on 05/16/2007 1:34:36 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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Privilege and Tenure Committee Members 2006-2007

http://www.colorado.edu/FacultyCouncil/committees/pt/ptmems.html


23 posted on 05/16/2007 1:35:32 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Congressman Billybob; colorado tanker; Rawlings

Churchill was found guilty of deliberate false assertions, misrepresentation of sources, and plagiarism.

Among other things, Churchill was found guilty of passing off others’ work as his own (plagiarism), but also of passing off his own work as others’.

This “permits the author to create the false appearance that his claims are supported by other scholars when, in fact, he is the only source for such claims”...

http://www.homofactuspress.com/2006/05/south_end_press_needs_damage_c.htm


24 posted on 05/16/2007 1:39:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“...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:


25 posted on 05/16/2007 1:43:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
And Campos is a liberal!

This endless procedure seems byzantine to me. Can the Fake Indian be fired despite this recommendation?

26 posted on 05/16/2007 1:53:25 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Campos is a liberal. He is one of the few CU professors to take this stand.

Brown can ignore the committee : do nothing, do a suspension, or fire Ward ( I believe ).

Then there could be Ward’s lawyer filing appeals for years ?

Ward is still getting his full salary plus benefits with no classes ( last I heard ).


27 posted on 05/16/2007 2:00:49 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Then there could be Ward’s lawyer filing appeals for years ?

The lawyers will do very well by this.

Although, perhaps not Ward's. As I understand it he took this on a contingent fee, so if Ward appeals and loses, he may be out. Of course, he's gotten loads of free publicity in the mean time.

28 posted on 05/16/2007 2:03:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sub-Driver
For one year he will go on a speaking trip and make oodles of money. He came here to the U. of Hawaii a year ago and had a standing room only crowd applauding him at every word. Of course you understand that the U of H is total liberal swine. Cyndy Sheehan was here also and the same reaction, standing room only. sicko
29 posted on 05/16/2007 2:04:05 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: fish hawk

“...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


30 posted on 05/16/2007 2:07:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

a white man pretending to be an Indian

I know it’s not funny but reading that made me burst out laughing. What an idiot.


31 posted on 05/16/2007 2:10:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: colorado tanker

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.

(the RMN link is gone.)


32 posted on 05/16/2007 2:12:18 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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The committee gave its report to Brown on May 8. It was not released to the public.

Brown has 15 business days to consider the case and could decide to fire Churchill, give him a lesser punishment or close the case.

If Brown and the board agree on a punishment less severe than firing, the case would be closed.

If Brown recommends that Churchill be fired against the recommendation of the committee, the committee can issue a second report. If Brown decides again to fire him, he would send his recommendation to the regents. Churchill would have 20 business days to request a private hearing with the board.

A faculty committee and an interim chancellor of the Boulder campus previously 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.

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=70179


33 posted on 05/16/2007 2:15:35 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Churchill is a charlatan. A guy who figured out the radical chic game in the 1960’s and realized he could game that system to make a cushy living on a nice campus. He’s as Indian as I am (hey, rumor has it my great-great grandmother was Cherokee).
34 posted on 05/16/2007 2:20:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: miss marmelstein
 
New Ward Churchill Art Discovered  ..."Fake but Accurate"... 



(  hint  ? Try this.)

35 posted on 05/16/2007 2:23:47 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good grief. What do you expect from CO?


36 posted on 05/16/2007 2:26:53 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: george76

It looks like old Ward is just another fat baby-boomer. Is he the only one who sat in front of a tv with rabbit ears circa 1959 and said, “Yeah! I want to be Tonto - not that nasty Lone Ranger.”


37 posted on 05/16/2007 2:30:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: colorado tanker

Remember this :

Colorado high school geography teacher Jay Bennish plans to bring suit in federal court in order to be re-instated in the classroom after he was suspended for comments he made during a class lecture. Bennish is being represented by attorney David Lane, who also represented Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado professor who received national notoriety when he compared Americans killed on 9/11 to Nazis.

http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=4595


38 posted on 05/16/2007 2:44:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Sure do! Bennish lawyered up, got contrite and saved his job. Lane seems to have a corner on representing lefty educators who get caught breaking the rules.

How about that recent case in Ft. Collins where the math teacher got caught giving a story problem on a test referring to Republicans as "liars." Then he came up with some unbelievable story that he used a second version of the test referring to the Dems that way. Riiight.

39 posted on 05/16/2007 2:48:42 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Your great-great grandmother was a Jeep?


40 posted on 05/16/2007 2:50:11 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Hey, yo’ momma . . . .


41 posted on 05/16/2007 3:12:51 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

Hank Brown better do the right thing. Otherwise he is all talk and no substance.


42 posted on 05/16/2007 3:37:00 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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