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  • 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.
  • [Ward] Churchill wins CU suit but awarded just $1

    04/02/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT · by Pondo · 137 replies · 8,655+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 04/02/2009 | Felisa Cardona
    Ward Churchill won his case against the University of Colorado today as a Denver jury unanimously decided he was fired in retaliation for his controversial essay on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The jury gave Churchill $1 for
  • University mulls appealing Ward Churchill verdict

    04/04/2009 4:48:38 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 39 replies · 1,760+ 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.
  • El Marco photo essay: Americans are not "Little Eichmanns"

    http://www.lookingattheleft.com/2009/03/americans-are-not-little-eichmanns/ As Ward Churchill's lawsuit against the University of Colorado ends its second week, followers of Churchill gear up for a rally of support. El Marco takes a look at Churchill's supporters, and at the followers of Adolf Eichmann who attacked America on 9/11. Yes, there is a huge, unreported, Adolf Eichmann connection to Islamic terror groups.
  • CU students erect 'Free Speech Cage' to support Ward Churchill

    03/03/2009 6:22:46 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies · 799+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | March 3, 2009 | Lance Vaillancourt
    Campus event designed to promote Thursday night rally. Enclosed in a 3-foot-by-3-foot chain-link cage, members of a University of Colorado student group made their case Tuesday that former professor Ward Churchill wasn’t fired for plagiarism, but, rather, for saying the wrong things about 9/11. CU officials reiterated Tuesday that Churchill was fired solely for academic misconduct. The event was staged to promote Thursday night’s pro-Churchill rally at the Glenn Miller Ballroom, which will take place four days before the ex-professor’s lawsuit against CU goes to trial in Denver. CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard said the students’ rally did not provide an...
  • Funding freeze leaves 'gigantic concrete shell' at CU

    02/04/2009 10:00:18 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 589+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | February 3, 2009 | Brittany Anas
    The University of Colorado will ask the state to go through with its commitment to help fund a $63.5 million visual arts complex that’s being built on the campus. The state had agreed to pay $18.47 million for the visual arts complex, which crews began building last April. But amid the economic downturn, the building landed on the state’s “construction freeze” list along with two other CU projects that have yet to be started. “We’ve got a gigantic concrete shell of a building at the heart of our campus,” The state construction freeze is also affecting a $9.4 million renovation...
  • CU profs say rules born during controversy need to be scrapped ( Ward Churchill mentioned )

    12/02/2008 9:08:23 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 622+ views
    daily camera ^ | December 1, 2008 | Brittany Anas
    Some University of Colorado faculty members say they’re saddled by useless rules, and they want school leaders to abandon mandatory information-technology training, tight alcohol policies and an extra layer of tenure review. Members of the Boulder Faculty Assembly’s executive committee on Monday signaled their support for a report that recommends the university revise, or scrap altogether, a batch of its rules — some that came about in the aftermath of controversy and during former CU President Hank Brown’s tenure. When President Bruce Benson went through a vetting process last spring before he was hired, CU employees repeatedly told him in...
  • Not your father's credit union (surviving socialism)

    11/17/2008 6:16:36 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 21 replies · 1,222+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 11-17-08 | Jennifer Openshaw
    My recent article on the advantages of credit unions versus traditional banks and savings institutions generated a lot of reader interest. One of the interested readers was Benson Porter, a former Washington Mutual executive, now chief executive of Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union. In a recent interview, Porter reinforced some of the differences between credit unions and their banking counterparts, many of which were captured in my previous article. See related column. Then he shared several important ways credit unions are breaking old molds and evolving faster than some may realize: Practically anyone can join. In the old days, most...
  • Principled Banker Has Cause To Be Burned Up About Bailout

    09/24/2008 7:46:52 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 40 replies · 550+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | September 24, 2008 | Staff
    The proposed federal rescue of the nation's financial system has investors breathing easier, but one Tampa financial executive is steaming about the unfairness of it all. He's right. Every honest participant in the system should be outraged. Longtime president of GTE Federal Credit Union, Wendell "Bucky" Sebastian, makes local mortgages and looks after the investments of savers. Most of his mortgages are sound and all the money on deposit is safe. But the normally jovial Sebastian isn't happy. "We were the ones not taking stupid risks," he explains of his and similar credit unions and banks. "The bad guys made...
  • Dohrn & Ayers at U of Colorado defending Ward Churchill in 2006

    10/27/2008 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 20 replies · 700+ views
    youtube.com ^ | n/a | n/a
    Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers are being asked questions at the University of Colorado when someone asks them if they taught Ward Churchill the art of bomb-making. After some potty-mouth obfuscation, they both say, "I don't remember". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjcS6QFtn_g
  • Tancredo Jokes He Wants To Be CU Professor

    05/14/2008 1:23:56 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 124+ views
    Republican congressman Tom Tancredo has fired off a wisecracking press release saying he wants to be a professor of conservative politics at the University of Colorado -- a school often criticized by conservatives as being too liberal. The outspoken opponent of illegal immigration is suggesting classes in "English Only 101" and "American Assimilation." He's also proposing a 20-foot-high fence around the border of the university's Boulder campus. Tancredo spokesman T.Q. Houlton said Wednesday Tancredo doesn't really want a job at CU when he retires from Congress in January. He's just poking fun at reports that CU wants to establish a...
  • Tancredo a prof at liberal CU? (University of Colorado)

    05/14/2008 9:04:06 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 2 replies · 94+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5-14-08 | Chris Barge,
    Give retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo a job at The Onion! The Littleton Republican got such a chuckle out of a Rocky story this morning about the University of Colorado's $9 million plan to bring high-profile political conservatives to teach on the left-leaning Boulder campus that he jokingly threw his hat in the ring. "I should be the clear favorite for the job," Tancredo said — tongue firmly in cheek — in a news release announcing he'd sent in his application. "Who doesn't want a slightly used Congressman, with a 98% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, educating their...
  • CU seeks right-wing professor

    05/13/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies · 112+ views
    Denver Post ^ | May 13, 2008 | Stephanie Simon
    BOULDER — How liberal is the University of Colorado at Boulder? The campus hot-dog stand sells tofu wieners. A recent pro-marijuana rally drew a crowd of 10,000, roughly a third the size of the student body. And according to one professor's analysis of voter registration, the 800-strong faculty includes just 32 Republicans. Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson surveys this landscape with unease. A college that champions diversity, he believes, must think beyond courses in gay literature, Chicano studies and feminist theory. "We should also talk about intellectual diversity," he says. So over the next year, Mr. Peterson plans to raise $9...
  • Help Wanted: Lefty College Seeks Right-Wing Prof

    05/13/2008 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 271+ views
    Help Wanted: Lefty College Seeks Right-Wing Prof CU-Boulder Bid to Endow A 'Conservative' Chair Leaves Both Sides Uneasy By STEPHANIE SIMON May 13, 2008; Page A1 BOULDER, Colo. -- How liberal is the University of Colorado at Boulder? The campus hot-dog stand sells tofu wieners. A recent pro-marijuana rally drew a crowd of 10,000, roughly a third the size of the student body. And according to one professor's analysis of voter registration, the 800-strong faculty includes just 32 Republicans. Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson surveys this landscape with unease. A college that champions diversity, he believes, must think beyond courses in...
  • Another round of diversity workshops This time there's even some new opression terminology

    04/14/2008 1:13:15 PM PDT · by 14erClimb · 15 replies · 210+ views
    coloradodaily.com ^ | April 14, 2008 | Jessica Peck Corry
    In what has become an annual rite of passage, University of Colorado students are being subjected this month to a round of diversity workshops preaching that all whites are racist. The latest round, hosted by the university's women's resource center last Friday, was titled "White on White Taskforce: Acting to Dismantle Racism." According to organizers, it was "designed to give White people tools to dismantle racism on campus." At the workshop, students received a handout espousing the "underlying assumptions" of its leaders. Most notably, it read "reverse racism is impossible," meaning that non-whites cannot be racist. And also of interest,...
  • Benson Barrels by foes (new CU President)

    02/21/2008 9:21:38 AM PST · by mad puppy · 4 replies · 74+ views
    denver post ^ | 2/21/2008 | Allison Sherry
    University of Colorado regents on Wednesday selected Bruce Benson as the school's 22nd president, shelving concerns about his academic credentials and partisan background and instead funneling hope to his pledge to fix the school's financial problems.
  • Professors’ abortion debate attracts hundreds at University of Colorado

    01/22/2008 6:58:59 PM PST · by Dumb_Ox · 36 replies · 133+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 22 2008 | Catholic News Agency
    Boulder, CO, Jan 22, 2008 / 03:11 am (CNA).- A Catholic-sponsored debate about the ethics of abortion packed hundreds into an auditorium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, CO this past Friday night. The debate featured two prominent philosophy professors—Drs. Peter Kreeft and David Boonin—who defended their views on the ethics of abortion. Listeners filled all 288 seats of the auditorium, while others sat in the aisles. Still more sat in the overflow seating in the basement hallway, and even crowded the stairs leading up from the basement, a total audience easily surpassing 400 in number. The debate,...
  • Campus cleansing: Conservative Christian banished from university's supposed marketplace of ideas

    10/19/2007 4:22:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies · 382+ views
    WORLD ^ | October 27, 2007 | Mark Bergin
    Phil Mitchell wants his job back. For 17 years, the University of Colorado graduate taught courses in U.S. history and Western Civilization at his alma mater in Boulder, earning some of the highest student evaluation scores in the school's history. But earlier this year, university officials began nitpicking Mitchell's teaching methods and questioning his pedagogical ability. In June, the star instructor received official notice that CU was terminating his employment. Why? Mitchell calls the move "an outrageous injustice clearly motivated by religious bigotry." Unlike the overwhelming majority of his colleagues, he is a politically and theologically conservative Christian—and an outspoken...
  • Fired Professor Teaches Anyway : Ward Churchill Back At CU

    10/03/2007 10:02:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 1,172+ views
    TheDenverChannel ^ | October 3, 2007
    University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill was fired by the Board of Regents in July. But that didn't stop Churchill from still teaching at CU this week. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, a group of student supporters rented out a classroom at CU's Eaton Humanities Building and invited Churchill to teach. The topic? "ReVisioning American History: Colonization, Genocide and Formation of the U.S. Settler State." And it appears this isn't a one-time-only event.
  • Religious rebirth A 9/11 convert, one student's spiritual path leads to Islam

    09/23/2007 1:19:00 PM PDT · by Baladas · 66 replies · 210+ views
    The Campus Press ^ | 9/23/07 | Alyssa Shapiro
    The Muslim Student Association at CU finds itself in a progressive state with a woman as president. Kelly Brewer, MSA's president, stands out not only in her leadership role, but also as a convert to Islam. Raised in a Catholic-Christian household, Brewer began learning about Islam as a 9th grader. The Sept. 11 media coverage at the time portrayed Muslims in Islam's "malpracticed" state, and Brewer became interested in Islam's "true form." While delving into Islamic culture, Brewer was "impressed by the conduct of Muslims" in their kindness. Brewer, who converted after Sept. 11, said that "now a lot of...
  • CU student stabbed at UMC; victim and suspect ID'd

    08/27/2007 6:47:30 PM PDT · by RDTF · 42 replies · 1,196+ views
    The Daily Camera via Drudge Report ^ | August 27, 2007 | Vanessa Miller
    A University of Colorado freshman, identified by family members as Michael George Knorps, is hospitalized with a knife wound after being cut outside of the student center this morning, the first day of classes on the Boulder campus. Knorps, who is from Illinois, was coherent and able to talk after the incident, campus spokesman Bronson Hilliard said. He is undergoing surgery, and his parents have been notified. “We’re very glad this young man didn’t appear to be seriously injured,” Hilliard said. -snip- The suspect, whom 7NEWS has named as Kenton Astin, 39, of Boulder, stabbed himself several times in the...
  • Who Killed Western Civ?

    08/25/2007 1:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 949+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2007 | John Andrews
    Even if you don't pay taxes or tuition to the University of Colorado, my state's pride and joy, CU's academic rigor or lack of it should concern you. The notorious Prof. Ward Churchill made the place a national scandal, and the regents finally fired him. But will they take further steps to counter the dominance of multicultural leftists over this once-great institution? It's doubtful in light of this farcical moment at a board meeting last December: “Is it Western hemisphere? Is it Western hemisphere north of the equator?” The inquiry sounded like a game-show contestant trying to buy a clue....
  • Ward Churchill is out, but left still rules CU

    08/06/2007 2:21:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,261+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08/03/2007 | John Andrews
    The easy part of the Ward Churchill affair is over. The faux scholar and ethnic imposter was fired from the University of Colorado faculty for dishonesty in his academic profession, not for honesty in his radical politics. Colorado citizens and taxpayers, acting through their elected regents, rightly rid themselves of a corrupt and treacherous employee. Churchill may sue all the way to the Supreme Court, but Chief Justice Roberts and his colleagues will finally uphold the board's action. Now comes the hard part: thinking through what we the people mean by a great university in a free society, then finding...
  • Muslim students at CU want prayer area

    08/04/2007 9:06:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,176+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | August 4, 2007 | Brittany Anas
    Muslim students took a break outside of their University of Colorado office, and in the hallway, positioned their prayer rugs and bodies to face northeast toward Mecca. It was the second of the day's five ritual prayers. And, except for the echoes of clicking heels and voices, the corridor that houses dozens of other student groups was mostly quiet. But when the fall semester starts in a few weeks, the University Memorial Center and its hallways, which double as a prayer space for the Muslim students, will once again be bustling. Muslim students at CU have been pushing for a...
  • CU picks new diversity chief

    08/04/2007 8:45:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 820+ views
    daily camera ^ | August 4, 2007 | Laura Snider
    The University of Colorado announced Friday that Sallye McKee will become the first vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement. "I want students to say, 'Because I was at CU-Boulder, I'm able to live and work better as a leader in a global society,'" McKee said. The new position elevates the dialogue about diversity to the chancellor's cabinet.
  • Fight Not Over: Churchill Sues CU ["I am going nowhere," Churchill said Tuesday......]

    07/25/2007 11:29:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 2,428+ views
    Fight Not Over: Churchill Sues CU Professor Compared 9-11 Victims To Nazis POSTED: 9:34 pm EDT July 24, 2007 UPDATED: 2:14 pm EDT July 25, 2007 BOULDER, Colo. -- Just when you thought the saga between Ward Churchill and the University of Colorado was over, it's not. The CU professor is challenging his dismissal from the university and it could take another year before a jury hears the case. "I am going nowhere," Churchill said Tuesday after university regents voted 8-1 to dismiss him. The regents said that they fired the ethnic studies professor on grounds of academic misconduct and...
  • Threats by religious group spark probe at CU-Boulder

    07/13/2007 8:42:26 AM PDT · by RFC_Gal · 5 replies · 217+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 7/10/07
    University of Colorado police are investigating a series of threatening messages and documents e-mailed to and slipped under the door of evolutionary biology labs on the Boulder campus. The messages included the name of a religious-themed group and addressed the debate between evolution and creationism, CU police Cmdr. Brad Wiesley said. Wiesley would not identify the group named because police are still investigating. "There were no overt threats to anybody specifically by name," Wiesley said. "It basically said anybody who doesn't believe in our religious belief is wrong and should be taken care of." The first threat was e-mailed to...
  • Six-figure speaker fee for Kofi Annan raises eyebrows at CU ( Raising Tuition next year too )

    06/28/2007 7:44:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 831+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 27, 2007 | Berny Morson
    BOULDER — University of Colorado students paid $160,000 in April to hear former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan say the people of the world must work together to bring about peace. The amount came as a surprise Wednesday to several members of CU's board of regents, who saw the figure on a routine list of speakers and their fees for the school year that just ended. Annan was far ahead of the second-highest-paid speaker, liberal historian and activist Howard Zinn, who received $15,500. The amount for the one-hour speech brought calls from some regents for more frequent audits of student government,...
  • CU proposes 14% in-state tuition hike ( Ward needs the money ? )

    06/27/2007 1:52:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 419+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 06/27/2007 | Vimal Patel
    The increase would be $664 a year at CU-Boulder. Tuition also would rise at the Denver and Colorado Springs campuses. Tuition would spike about 14 percent... Resident students would pay $5,218 per year under the plan, which could be approved Thursday. The proposal also calls for a $724 increase for the average full-time, in-state student at the Denver campus... The university's total budget would be $2.2 billion, or an increase in revenue of 6.5 percent. The proposal would increase financial aid at CU-Boulder by 40 percent, in addition to meeting increases in utilities costs and staff salaries.
  • CU-Boulder Invention May Allow Thirsty Crops To Signal Farmers

    06/14/2007 2:15:59 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 6 replies · 348+ views
    University of Colorado ^ | 6/14/07 | Hans Seelig
    Corn and potato crops may soon provide information to farmers about when they need water and how much should be delivered, thanks to a University of Colorado at Boulder invention optioned to AgriHouse Inc., a Berthoud, Colo., high-tech company. The technology includes a tiny sensor that can be clipped to plant leaves charting their thickness, a key measure of water deficiency and accompanying stress, said Research Associate Hans-Dieter Seelig of CU-Boulder’s BioServe Space Technology Center. Data from the leaves could be sent wirelessly over the Internet to computers linked to irrigation equipment, ensuring timely watering, cutting down on excessive water...
  • CU 101 course required in dorm ( multiculturalism versus white privilege )

    05/24/2007 6:50:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,046+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | May 15, 2007 | Brittany Anas
    The University of Colorado has sent letters to the 400 students signed up to live next year in the Cheyenne Arapaho dorm — saying they must take a 101 course, or move to another hall. The wide-ranging course explores the history of higher education, and touches on topics including diversity, binge-drinking and the psychology of going away to college... But some professors — who say they support a more tolerant campus — are concerned with how the university is rolling the CU 101 course into its curriculum. Hadley Brown, a newly elected CU student-body president, and the others on her...
  • Lawyer: Suspension recommended for prof. [Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies..]

    05/16/2007 11:36:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 977+ views
    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...
  • Firing casts shadow on CU diversity

    05/07/2007 9:17:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 05/07/2007 | David Harsanyi
    A couple of years back, the University of Colorado forged a nonbinding agreement with legislators, promising to protect and nurture ideological diversity on campus. In fact, it was only last month that CU president Hank Brown expressed his apprehension to regents about the lack of movement on this front. Well, if Brown is serious about this endeavor, he should make it a priority to investigate the firing of social conservative CU instructor Phil Mitchell - and not for the reasons you may suspect. Mitchell, whose plight I first wrote about two years ago, believes that publicity surrounding CU's initial attempt...
  • Judge Refuses To Stop Churchill Dismissal Proceedings ( Ward wanted more money but lost )

    11/02/2006 9:11:35 PM PST · by george76 · 38 replies · 2,264+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2006
    Professor Suing To Get Legal Fees from CU. A judge Wednesday refused to stop dismissal proceedings against a University of Colorado professor accused of research misconduct after he filed a lawsuit seeking $20,000 in legal fees from the school. Denver District Judge Stephen Phillips agreed with university attorney Patrick O'Rourke who argued that ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill would still be able to seek attorneys' fees and lost wages if he successfully fights to keep his job. Churchill has denied the allegations and is appealing a recommendation by university officials that he be fired. Churchill's attorney, David Lane, asked Phillips...