Skip to comments.SUSPENDED: Michigan State removes liberal professor who went on anti-Republican tirade
Posted on 09/05/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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There's no way MSU would have kept this prick on and it's unlikely he'll return next semester.........just a hunch.
As a Music Major, I ran into that a lot of times, having to buy books written by the professor.
How much do you wanna bet he is being paid during this so called suspension? He has tenure so it seems
I am a Michigan State alum and have to say for once, I’m proud of my alma mater.
Imprisoned of shot for what? C’mon - this guy clearly deserves to get fired, and has no business being in a classroom, but he’s no criminal.
The ACLU will make sure that this does not stand. Now, if he went on an anti-Democrat rant, the ACLU would be nowhere to be seen.
Is this a first?
Where is Ward now?
Good for you...wish there were assertive students out there.
I think quite a few of them hang out there...........
Good on ya!!
Ward LeRoy Churchill (born October 2, 1947) is an American author and political activist. He was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1990 to 2007. The primary focus of his work is on the historical treatment of political dissenters and Native Americans by the United States government. His work features controversial and provocative views, written in a direct, often confrontational style.
In January 2005, Churchill’s work attracted publicity because of the widespread circulation of a 2001 essay, “On the Justice of Roosting Chickens”. In the essay, he claimed that the September 11 attacks were a natural and unavoidable consequence of what he views as unlawful US policy, and he referred to the “technocratic corps” working in the World Trade Center as “little Eichmanns”.
In March 2005 the University of Colorado began investigating allegations that Churchill had engaged in research misconduct; it reported in June 2006 that he had done so. Churchill was fired on July 24, 2007, leading to a claim by some scholars that he was fired because of the “Little Eichmanns” comment. Churchill filed a lawsuit against the University of Colorado for unlawful termination of employment. In April 2009 a Denver jury found that Churchill was wrongly fired, awarding him $1 in damages. In July 2009, a District Court judge vacated the monetary award and declined Churchill’s request to order his reinstatement, deciding the university has “quasi-judicial immunity”. In February 2010, Churchill appealed the judge’s decision. In November 2010, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the lower-court’s ruling. In September 10, 2012, the Colorado Supreme Court upheld the lower courts’ decisions in favor of the University of Colorado. On April 1st, 2013, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the case. 
In January 2005, during the controversy over his 9/11 remarks, Churchill resigned as chairman of the ethnic studies department at the University of Colorado his term as chair was scheduled to expire in June of that year. On May 16, 2006, the Investigative Committee of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct at the University of Colorado concluded that Churchill had committed multiple counts of academic misconduct, specifically plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification. On July 24, 2007, Churchill was fired for academic misconduct in an eight to one vote by the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents.
What is he doing today?
I heard the video, and one student who had the audacity to even look at him in a questioning manner was told by the professor that he would be watching him during the school year and would find out if he was a racist or not.
Go Navy! Beat Indiana!
Yep. RE-assigned means he does even less work he would have done and still gets paid.
How many tenured liberal professors does Michigan State employ?
They should never keep an obnoxious Socialist anti-American professor...
...especially one like this guy who seems to have a negative IQ
—A strange thing happened to me at GA Southern in the middle ‘80s.-—
Gee, that’s nice.
WTF does this have to do with anything?
“...he teaches about life,( to a bunch of 18 year olds) and a little about lit. and writing.”
That’s what I asked.................
The thread was about a professor who overstepped his boundaries. I gave a personal example of a professor who overstepped his boundaries.
Students ought to be able to sue for financial fraud a la bait and switch. They pay for one subject, get suckered into another.
“The professor should be sent to one of those tolerance classes at Diversity University.”
OR he could be sent to a re-education gulag — The Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.
True enough, but that MSU decided to take any sort of legal action whatsoever against this guy and did not just tell everyone to embrace him as a sort of heroic maverick is in and of itself a step in the right direction. Sad but true.
For all his rants about Republicans I noticed (on the Rate My Professor site linked on this thread) that a common complaint from students is that he is constantly trying to sell his book. I guess there are capitalists and then there are capitalists.
Go Michigan! That was a bold move for any university. Shame on Professor Penn. Disgraceful, immature, etc.
It’s a start. The proper denouement would be breaking his tenure, firing his ass, blackballing him.
The student who recorded the rant was on O'Reilly Thursday evening.
I'm impressed too... and surprised. Most liberal elites don't 'get' that hate isn't a function of 'choice of victim' for the time...
Jim Crow haters in the South in the 50's didn't see themselves as 'haters' they saw themselves as people who were able to discern that some were MUCH less equal than others - and deserved to be treated badly. They chose blacks to dislike. Liberal elites have chosen white conservatives... Germans chose Jews. Each group felt OK because they knew some groups ( like conservatives) are unable to fight back... and since they were inferior anyhow...
So yeah, I'm totally surprised that a campus 'frowned upon' minority (conservatives) would be treated fairly.
I consider this situation a good start.
We conservatives have lived in silence and fear for twenty years under the yoke of political correctness while these clowns indoctrinate the college kids freely.
I can guarantee that this situation is a topic for profs across the US. They all are now wondering if some student with a hidden camera will film them and put it up in YouTube.
We are still fighting strong headwinds here, but maybe, just maybe some profs will tone down the classroom propaganda as a result of this.
Of course they couldn't say "Creative Writing Professor..."
I sense the tide is turning just a little. Conservative students also own smart phones and they are not afraid to push record. Rush babies are going to college.
Yeah I’ve been reading some of the rabid screeching of the left.
They want to equate it with nazi book burning while ignoring his dehumanizing rants against conservatives and his bullying of students.
—I gave a personal example of a professor who overstepped his boundaries.—
I don’t understand why 50% of commenters on internet stories feel compelled to share irrelevant/tangential stories concerning themselves that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. “OOh, looka me me me me!”
Do you have something against people who went to GA Southern?
I am the last person to fall into the category of OOh, looka me me me me!, as anyone who knows me will tell you.
I don't understand why newbies on Free Republic feel compelled to start shit with long established members who have proven, in over 15,000 posts, that they know what they're talking about.
No one said you didn’t know what you were talking about. It’s just irrelevant.
It’s nice that you have been here forever. God knows how many of your 15,000 posts were irrelevant non-sequiturs about your life.
The fact that you’re going on and on about being called out over it speaks volumes.
Have a nice day.
Agree. Maybe it will remind some instructors they are there to instruct the subject matter, not indoctrinate.
It was most pleasing to me that the day after the last presidential election, my National Government college students kept asking me who I voted for. They simply didn’t know. Some suspected but none were convinced.
I keep my classroom instruction balanced and fair. . .and I ask them WHY they believe the things they do. They never ever really have a reason other than that is what they saw on Bill Maher or John Stewart, or Saturday Night Live.
When challenged they have no answer and I force them to look at an issue and decide for themselves. I provide fair instruction on principles and ideas and strip away the anti-conservative biases they are so accustomed to . Like fish in water, they have no idea they are swimming in waters polluted with left-wing bias.