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University Expected to Fire Controversial Professor Today [Ward Churchill.........]
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Posted on 07/24/2007 5:10:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

University Expected to Fire Controversial Professor Today By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor July 24, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - Ward Churchill's own lawyer expects the tenured University of Colorado professor to be fired on Tuesday. "Ward Churchill will be fired, and Wednesday, I'll be filing a lawsuit" over free-speech rights," the Denver Post quoted attorney David Lane as saying.

The university's governing board plans to hold a closed session on the Boulder campus today, and a decision on Churchill is expected in the middle of the afternoon.

According to the Denver Post, Churchill's supporters are planning to show their support at an afternoon rally. Churchill and his attorney will address the crowd when the decision comes down, press reports said.

A faculty panel recommended that Churchill be punished, but not fired. However, in a May 25 letter to the Board of Regents, CU President Hank Brown recommended that Churchill be dismissed for "conduct which falls below the minimum standards of professional integrity."

Churchill drew attention to himself by writing an essay questioning the innocence of those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. He described the victims as "technocrats" and "little Eichmanns" (Nazis).

Amid the uproar over the insult, the university began investigating Churchill's academic work. A panel eventually concluded that he had plagiarized, fabricated and falsified some of his research and writings.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: academia; aclu; culturewars; fakeindian; firing; jobs; professors; universitybias; wardchurchill
adios........
1 posted on 07/24/2007 5:10:52 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Now there’s swift justice. They did it in under ten years.


2 posted on 07/24/2007 5:12:24 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

3 posted on 07/24/2007 5:13:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Sub-Driver

This guy is a fraud; his degrees are faked and his “works” plagiarized. He deserves to be sacked, not for the garbage he spouts, but for being a charlatan.


4 posted on 07/24/2007 5:16:00 AM PDT by indcons (I support Mitt's 5th position on abortion, 8th position on gun rights, and 7th position on amnesty.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not holding my breath here. I’ll believe it when I see it. The board’s original recommendation was not to fire this creep. Why should they change their minds now?


5 posted on 07/24/2007 5:17:02 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll believe it when I see it. This moron has more lives than a dozen cats. He should have been fired his very first day on the job.


6 posted on 07/24/2007 5:18:13 AM PDT by gridlock (If I eat right, don't smoke and exercise, I might live long enough to see the last Baby Boomer die.)
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To: mollynme

I agree...I’ll believe it when I see it. They don’t want the ACLU and other lawsuits to contend with. What a farce.


7 posted on 07/24/2007 5:21:59 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Sub-Driver

for later


8 posted on 07/24/2007 5:23:12 AM PDT by RayStacy
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To: gridlock

That would have been one day too late.


9 posted on 07/24/2007 5:26:39 AM PDT by period end of story (What is the antonym of competition?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh Happy Day! Let his lawyer sue - in then end he's being fired for bogus academic credentials, not because of his vile speech.
10 posted on 07/24/2007 5:32:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sub-Driver
According to the Denver Post, Churchill's supporters are planning to show their support at an afternoon rally.

Just how wacky does one have to be to be a "Ward Churchill supporter"?

11 posted on 07/24/2007 5:32:51 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG (Apparently my former party considers me an "ugly nativist".)
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To: Sub-Driver
Should have happened a long time ago. Even though the academics were not incensed by his 9-11 comments, they should have tared and feathered him for his fraudulent academic record and outright plagiarism.
12 posted on 07/24/2007 5:33:28 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Ward Churchill will be fired, and Wednesday, I'll be filing a lawsuit" over free-speech rights,"

I don't recall anything about "free speech" including forgery, plagiarism, fraud and lying on your job application........

13 posted on 07/24/2007 5:33:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (No wonder Mexico is so filthy. Everybody who does cleaning jobs is HERE!.......)
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To: samtheman

And this is only about the 50th article I’ve read over the past year that says he’s going to be fired “tomorrow” or “today.”


14 posted on 07/24/2007 5:38:14 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mollynme

You are confused. The Privilege & Tenure Committee recommended that Churchill be suspended and demoted, not fired. Hank Brown has recommended that he be fired. Today’s decision will be rendered by the Governing Board. Two separate entities.


15 posted on 07/24/2007 5:38:46 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Dudoight

Who is paying his legal fees? I’m sure the cheap so-and-so has some left wing outfit springing to his defense.


16 posted on 07/24/2007 5:41:24 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Sub-Driver

There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth in moonbat lairs from Berkeley to Peshawar, but the rest of us can celebrate a well-deserved boot to this charlatan’s backside.


17 posted on 07/24/2007 5:44:26 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s about time this miserable slime ball got fired. He’s been poisoning our youth’s minds? for far too long. Phony moron.


18 posted on 07/24/2007 5:49:14 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Just how wacky does one have to be to be a "Ward Churchill supporter"?

You must first assert (not believe) that plagiarism by a socialist professor is "protected speech".

That's consistent with the idea that theft by a socialist dictator is "protected appropriation".

19 posted on 07/24/2007 5:57:03 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s already been hired to clean Hitlery’s bidet!


20 posted on 07/24/2007 5:58:44 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("You couldn't tame me, but you taught me.................")
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To: Sub-Driver

Today: Today!

Tomorrow: Maybe tomorrow.

Next week: Then again, it might be in a week or two.

Next month: Fire him? Why are we doing that? He’s tenured.


21 posted on 07/24/2007 6:00:28 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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To: Doc Savage
"He’s already been hired to clean Hitlery’s bidet!"

I heard the Falcons may be looking for a QB....

22 posted on 07/24/2007 6:04:02 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sub-Driver
Freedom of speech was never intended to be used to hurt others by lies. Ward Churchill’s whole life is built on lies. His tenure was started on lies and some of his “product” was stolen form others. He is not a professor but a thief form the information I have seen. CU clean up your act!
23 posted on 07/24/2007 6:10:00 AM PDT by mountainlyons (Hard core conservative)
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To: indcons
He has a Masters from a defunct Illinois college that awarded degrees without attending classes, taking tests or a thesis.
24 posted on 07/24/2007 6:11:13 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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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


25 posted on 07/24/2007 6:40:47 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Sub-Driver

Cynical as I am about the courts, I think they could be surprisingly unsympathetic to the lawsuit. Churchill isn’t being fired for exercising his right to free speech. He is being fired for his plagiarism and other types of academic misconduct. Well within the rights of the university.


26 posted on 07/24/2007 7:10:45 AM PDT by freespirited (What part of Kennedy do they not understand? -- Gov. Mike Huckabee)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

But the school was duly accredited. They could not take action against him for that.


27 posted on 07/24/2007 7:11:58 AM PDT by freespirited (What part of Kennedy do they not understand? -- Gov. Mike Huckabee)
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To: mountainlyons

I agree...
What happens to the “average Joe” when it is discovered that the information contained in his resume is false? He is fired.
What about the student who submits the work of someone else as if it were his own? He fails the class and could possibly be expelled.
Why is this guy any different?


28 posted on 07/24/2007 7:17:48 AM PDT by GraniteStateDad ('Tis better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: freespirited

‘zackly. His degrees were not fake. The school was “iffy,” and was folded into U of Illinois, I think.


29 posted on 07/24/2007 7:29:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Ward Churchill will be fired [on Tuesday], and Wednesday, I'll be filing a lawsuit" over free-speech rights," the Denver Post quoted attorney David Lane as saying.

It's the American Way. Rule of law overthrown by rule by lawyers.

30 posted on 07/24/2007 7:36:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (I never consented to live in the Camp of the Saints.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“adios........”

He’ll almost certainly get hired somewhere else, where they appreciate his talents.

Antioch would have recruited him heavily. Too bad for Ward that they are closed. Maybe SF State or Columbia. He would be a great fit for Columbia School of Journalism’s Ethics Dept.


31 posted on 07/24/2007 7:39:21 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Maybe they could find a place for him at Parsons College...


32 posted on 07/24/2007 7:45:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: samtheman

“Now there’s swift justice.”

Oh......This ain’t even close to being over.


33 posted on 07/24/2007 7:55:41 AM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

He could be the entire faculty at the “new” Antioch College!!

[Antioch is the leftist day care center known as a college that is shutting down due to drastically declining enrollments and lack of funds, etc. They represent the most pitiful and contemptible aspects of the American left, much like Ward Churchill. Maybe they could use a “faculty of one” ala Ward Churchill for future indoctrination sessions.]


34 posted on 07/24/2007 7:57:54 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: Enchante
Antioch is the leftist day care center known as a college that is shutting down due to drastically declining enrollments and lack of funds, etc.

The "etc." here is that all the other schools are now teaching what you used to find only at Antioch. No more need for it.

35 posted on 07/24/2007 8:11:51 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para inglÚs, oprima el dos.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Free speech is one thing; fraud is another...and this “man” is nothing but a fraud!


36 posted on 07/24/2007 8:22:57 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Brilliant
"And this is only about the 50th article I’ve read over the past year that says he’s going to be fired “tomorrow” or “today.”

LOL. Me too.

37 posted on 07/24/2007 8:25:28 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Sub-Driver

Haven’t heard a word yet on the news.


38 posted on 07/24/2007 10:01:00 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Sub-Driver

News? I’m not putting on my CU bumper sticker until that bum is fired.


39 posted on 07/24/2007 12:00:40 PM PDT by Blogatron (I pitty the devil when hippies start arriving in bunches.)
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To: Red Badger
I don't recall anything about "free speech" including forgery, plagiarism, fraud and lying on your job application...

You didn't hear about it because it only applies to "progressives".

40 posted on 07/24/2007 12:25:17 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Hey! Must be a devil between us)
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To: Sub-Driver

You know what song is playing in my head?

NA NA NA NA, NA NA NA NA, HEY HEY, GODBYE...


41 posted on 07/24/2007 12:27:56 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: george76
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”...

In other words, he's an acedemic sockpuppet too.

42 posted on 07/24/2007 12:30:21 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (Hey! Must be a devil between us)
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To: GATOR NAVY
Yes. Not only guilty of plagiarism of others work, he also made up fake ‘stuff.’

Apparently, many of his references were fake.

an academic sock puppet too.

43 posted on 07/24/2007 12:59:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Sub-Driver

Follow-up

He’s outta there. Guess he’ll have to float his resume to truther universities.


44 posted on 07/24/2007 6:16:16 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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