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  • CU-Boulder to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $185K to resign

    11/22/2014 5:54:09 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    Prof under investigation for violating amorous relationship policy. The University of Colorado has agreed to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $120,000 plus the rest of his salary for the academic year — about $65,000 — in exchange for his resignation. Monton's departure, which Chancellor Phil DiStefano termed "a business decision," comes during a year of turmoil for the Boulder campus' philosophy department, which has been accused of creating a culture that's perceived to be unfriendly to women. Monton had been under investigation for potentially violating the university's amorous relationship policy with students, CU officials confirmed. Both Monton and CU deny...
  • CU Boulder becomes latest university to cut student work hours under Obamacare

    10/10/2014 5:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    College students overwhelmingly swung for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re now finding their on-campus work hours cut back, thanks to Obamacare. The latest example comes from the University of Colorado Boulder, where administrators posted an online notice last week informing students that their university-provided employment would be capped at 25 hours per week as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
  • CU-Boulder moves to fire professor accused of retaliating against sexual assault victim ( Colorado)

    08/10/2014 10:14:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 08/07/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    The University of Colorado is moving to fire a tenured faculty member after the Boulder campus paid $825,000 this week to settle a graduate student's allegations that the philosophy professor retaliated against her for reporting she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student. Chancellor Phil DiStefano recently issued a notice of intent to dismiss associate professor David Barnett, campus spokesman Ryan Huff confirmed to the Daily Camera. If fired, Barnett would be only the fourth tenured professor ever dismissed by the university in its 138-year history. Barnett is accused of compiling a 38-page report painting the victim as "sexually promiscuous"...
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear Ward Churchill's appeal, CU declares 'matter is now over'

    04/01/2013 11:43:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Camera ^ | 04/01/2013
    The U.S. Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal from former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill in his effort to reclaim his job, a move that led university officials to declare "the matter is now over." The justices did not comment this morning in refusing to review a Colorado Supreme Court ruling in favor of the university.
  • University seeks rare bird: Conservative professor

    02/18/2013 3:10:08 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | February 17, 2013 | Valerie Richardson
    Coming soon to the University of Colorado at Boulder, what many had assumed was an extinct or at least endangered species: the conservative professor. The famously left-wing university is on the cusp of selecting a “visiting scholar in conservative thought and policy,” a first-of-its-kind post aimed at embedding a prominent right-wing intellectual on campus as a conservative-in-residence for one or two years. The idea is to increase intellectual diversity on campus, but the reaction from both sides of the political spectrum has been mixed. While liberals grumble about the wisdom of playing ideological favorites, conservatives worry that the program treats...
  • 'Gun dorms' attract 0 students at CU campuses

    11/25/2012 1:02:27 PM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    TheDenverChannel ^ | 11/25/2012 | staff reporter
    BOULDER, Colo. - Colorado's new segregated "gun dorms" for students with valid concealed-carry permits have attracted zero students. The Daily Camera newspaper reports that since the University of Colorado's Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses began segregating dorms for students with valid concealed-carry permits this year, not a single student has asked to live where guns are allowed. On Aug. 16, CU announced it would establish residential areas for students over age 21 with a permit to hold a concealed handgun. In all other dormitories, guns are banned.
  • James holms, research, the problem with going native.

    08/02/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Rage cat · 18 replies
    There is no inherent thing in a person that prevents them from carrying out acts of killing, or mass destruction. The thing that restrains a person is their upbringing. The morality and ethics that they are taught when they are growing up. That fact becomes all the more important when they enter a field of study where they are dealing with the very perception of reality that those morals are based on. There has been a long standing problem in research. That is the tendency for the researcher to go native. A researcher has to study the interaction from an...
  • CU Psychiatrist Called Threat-Team Members About Holmes

    08/02/2012 6:40:12 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    TheDenverChannel.com ^ | Aug.1, 2012 | Arthur Kane & John Ferugia
    DENVER -- The psychiatrist treating accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes was so concerned about his behavior that she notified other members of the University of Colorado Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment, or BETA, team that he could potentially be a danger to others, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CALL7 Investigators.
  • Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was seeing psychiatrist at university before massacre

    07/27/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 88 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig and Brady Dennis
    The shooting suspect in the Colorado theater rampage was seeing a university psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia in the weeks before the July 20 attack, according to court records released Friday. James Holmes was seeing Lynne Fenton, the director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado and a medical school professor. Holmes was a first-year graduate student in a neuroscience Ph.D. program. [Snip] Fenton, medical director of the counseling facility, has written numerous papers and launched research in the area of schizophrenia. She did not respond to calls to her home and office.
  • Colorado Supreme Court ruling: Guns allowed on CU campuses

    03/05/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | March 4, 2012 | Brittany Anas
    The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that University of Colorado students and employees with concealed carry permits are able to carry their weapons on campus. Colorado's highest court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws. "It's a great victory for gun rights, and civil rights in general," said James Manley, the attorney with Mountain States Legal Foundation who represented the gun-rights group. "CU will now have to fall in line and follow the state law." In...
  • Judges hear fired CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill's appeal

    10/21/2010 5:53:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Camera ^ | 10/20/2010 | Brittany Anas
    A panel of judges on the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments from attorneys Wednesday about whether Ward Churchill should be allowed to teach again at the University of Colorado. As part of the appeal of the verdict in his lawsuit against CU, Churchill is asking that he be reinstated and paid the $1 he was awarded by a jury that agreed he was unlawfully fired for exercising his right to free speech. CU's regents voted 8-1 to fire Churchill in 2007 because of academic-misconduct violations, after faculty members charged with investigating his body of work found patterns of plagiarism,...
  • Wife of terror suspect attended CU

    05/04/2010 5:19:01 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 26 replies · 1,724+ views
    Wife of terror suspect attended CU ^ | 05/04/2010 | Carlos Illescas
    The wife of accused terrorist Faisal Shahzad is a 2004 graduate of the University of Colorado. CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard confirmed that Huma Asif Mian, who is not now implicated in the plot to detonate a car bomb in New York, enrolled at the university in August of 2004 and received her degree in accounting in the spring of 2004.
  • Court tosses CU gun ban

    04/16/2010 5:23:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 16 apr 10 | Carlos Illescas and Monte Whaley
    The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the University of Colorado has no authority to bar students or visitors from lawfully carrying guns on campus. The appeals court said an El Paso County district judge was wrong to dismiss a challenge filed by a group called Students for Concealed Carry on Campus and three students from the University of Colorado. The CU Board of Regents adopted a ban on all guns on campuses, believing the statewide Concealed Carry Act (CCA) did not apply to universities.
  • CU Green Dorm May Get Shower Timers

    12/16/2009 12:03:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies · 572+ views
    cbs4denver.com ^ | 12/16/2009 | Staff
    BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4/AP) ― Click to enlarge1 of 3 A shower at CU CBS Click to enlarge2 of 3 A shower timer CBS Click to enlarge3 of 3 CBS4's Project Green looks at how Coloradans are living in environmentally friendly ways. Visit the Project Green section. Close numSlides of totalImages Long showers could be a thing of the past at one University of Colorado dorm teaching students green habits. University officials are considering installing shower timers that would either shut off or give students warnings about the amount of time they've spent using water. The university says it could test...
  • CU asks court to bill Ward Churchill for case fees

    10/14/2009 6:39:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 1,090+ views
    Camera ^ | 10/14/2009 | Laura Snider
    School wants $52,000 for expenses related to suit against former professor. The University of Colorado is asking for more than $52,000 from Ward Churchill to recover costs the school incurred fighting a lawsuit filed by the former ethnic studies professor. The total tab, filed in Denver District Court last week, includes individual expenses ranging from $2 for courthouse parking to $22,095 for "in-trial video and visual exhibits." "The university believes that what we've filed is both fair and appropriate for some of the expenses that we incurred during the trial," said Ken McConnellogue, spokesman for the University of Colorado system....
  • Judge: CU Does Not Have To Reinstate Churchill (Ward Churchill GONE!)

    07/07/2009 11:53:08 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 52 replies · 2,357+ views
    7 news ^ | July 7, 2009 | Tyler Lopez
    Boulder learning will go on without Ward Churchill. On Tuesday Judge Larry Naves granted CU's and the Board of Regent's motion for judgement as a matter of law that the Board of Regents is immune from being sued and vacates the jury verdict from April of this year. Naves also denied Churchill's motion for reinstatement of employment as well as any "front" pay. He essentially got nothing. "We are very gratified with the decision," said Bronson Hilliard, spokesman for CU Boulder. The ethnic studies professor had sued the University of Colorado in an attempt to regain his teaching post. Churchill...
  • Ruling could come Wednesday on Ward Churchill's reinstatement

    07/01/2009 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 1,420+ views
    DailyCamera ^ | June 30, 2009 | John Aguilar
    All eyes will be on Chief Denver District Judge Larry Naves on Wednesday as he takes arguments at an all-day hearing for and against giving ousted professor Ward Churchill his job back at the University of Colorado. The hearing is the culmination of a lengthy dispute between CU and the controversial professor, who was fired two years ago. The judge has the option of ruling from the bench at the end of the hearing or issuing a written decision later. Neither the judge’s clerk nor the attorneys in the case would hazard a guess as to when Naves might announce...
  • Concealed Weapons Ban At CU Still Stands

    05/06/2009 6:09:47 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 9 replies · 550+ views
    COLORADO SPRINGS - A judge in the Springs is throwing out a case which could have allowed concealed weapons on CU campuses. Judge G. David Miller's action means the University of Colorado can continue to ban the concealed weapons on their three campuses, including UCCS. The lawsuit had been filed last year by a student group. The three students behind it argued their constitutional rights were being violated.
  • Churchill aiming to be back at CU for fall semester

    04/29/2009 10:22:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 822+ views
    DailyCamera ^ | April 29, 2009 | John Aguilar
    Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's legal team is aiming to get the ethnic studies scholar back in the classroom as soon as the fall semester, a Churchill attorney said Wednesday. Qusair Mohamedbhai, one of three lawyers ... Deciding whether Churchill gets his job back at CU, or is awarded a financial settlement instead, rests with Chief Denver District Judge Larry Naves. The deadline for Churchill to file his reinstatement motion is Monday. The university will have 15 days to respond. Ken McConnellogue, a spokesman for the CU system, said the university will have a response once it reviews...
  • University mulls appealing Ward Churchill verdict

    04/08/2009 8:54:07 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 12 replies · 874+ views
    BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)-The controversial University of Colorado professor who likened victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to a Nazi leader has been awarded just $1 in damages for wrongful termination. A jury panel of four women and two men in Denver found Thursday that Ward Churchill was fired as a professor of ethnic studies at the Boulder campus in retaliation for his remarks. The jury deliberated for a day and a half. For its part, the university's board of regents claimed it fired 61-year-old Churchill for academic misconduct, including plagiarism.