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  • Suspended University Of Colorado Administrator Also Ran Escort Website

    01/13/2014 8:32:15 PM PST · by massmike · 14 replies
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 01/13/2014 | JOE KEMP
    A University of Colorado-Denver administrator, already suspended for operating a phone sex website, was apparently also operating an adult escort site offering to go on paid “dates” at the same time she was employed by the state of Colorado. But her racy outside jobs will not cost her her job. A CBS4 Investigation into Resa Cooper-Morning, the Cultural Diversity Coordinator in UCD’s Ethnic Studies department, has now found the $68,000 per year state employee operated a website called Fantasy Elite offering “Fantasy Romantic Companionship” for $175 per hour. Her website noted that her hours of availability were from Saturday after...
  • Texas Textbook Mystery @MLA

    01/22/2013 1:18:25 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 22, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) 2013 meeting in Boston, a professor claimed the existence of a “textbook describing slavery as a TransAtlantic trade triangle.” Yet when asked to provide a title, she offered none. Cynthia Franklin of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, who made the claim, suggested googling the phrases “TransAtlantic trade triangle” and “Texas textbook guidelines.” This yields many articles which also make that assertion but fail to link to the original primary source—the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This correspondent did not recall that phrase from the TEA guidelines. Indeed, typing the phrase “TransAtlantic trade triangle” onto...
  • Left wants classes promoting racism and revolution back in Arizona schools

    03/21/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/2012 | Doug Book
    On January 1, 2011 a law banning certain “ethnic studies” classes went into effect in Arizona. The law makes it illegal for a school district to teach courses which “promote the overthrow of the US government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ‘ethnic solidarity’ instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” (1) But it was not the ever-compassionate, ethnicity-conscious left which wrote and implemented legislation making it a crime to teach violence and racism. Rather, the law was passed by the Republican controlled...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:43:13 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 8 replies · 3+ views
    LA Times ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people." The school district appealed Huppenthal's ruling, and testimony...
  • Tucson's ethnic-studies program violates Arizona law, judge rules

    12/28/2011 9:39:48 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 27, 2011 | Stephen Ceasar
    Tucson's Mexican American studies program violates state law, an Arizona administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, paving the way for the program's possible demise. Judge Lewis D. Kowal affirmed a prior decision by the state's schools chief that the Tucson Unified School District's program violates a new law prohibiting divisive ethnic-studies classes. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, had deemed the program in violation in June. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or that "promote resentment toward a race or class of people."
  • Ariz schools' ethnic studies program ruled illegal

    12/28/2011 7:55:18 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/28/2011 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that a Tucson school district's ethnic studies program violates state law, agreeing with the findings of Arizona's public schools chief. Judge Lewis Kowal's ruling marked a defeat for the Tucson Unified School District, which appealed the findings issued in June by Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. Kowal's ruling, first reported by The Arizona Daily Star, said the district's Mexican-American Studies program violated state law by having one or more classes designed primarily for one ethnic group, promoting racial resentment and advocating ethnic solidarity instead of treating students as individuals. The...
  • NEW: Time to Flunk Biased ‘Ethnic Studies’(Hating White People 101)

    12/20/2011 5:51:09 PM PST · by Signalman · 10 replies
    calwatchdog.com ^ | 12/20/2011 | Stan Brin
    Imagine you are a visitor from another planet, and you read the words “Ethnic Studies” on the side of a university building. You would consult your translation implant and you would conclude that the two words implied a sort of interdisciplinary approach to the study of ethnic and immigrant communities. Like American Studies, or Russian Studies, a combination of anthropology, sociology, history and other social-sciences good stuff that universities traditionally teach. But if you were that alien visitor from another planet, a tour of a tax-supported university anywhere in California might confuse you. If you entered the building that housed...
  • Shocking: Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A Book In The Ethnic Studies Curriculum

    05/16/2011 8:17:14 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 33 replies
    The following is a video shot at a Tucson, Arizona school board meeting. The lady within the video is reading excerpts from a book in the Ethnic Studies curriculum. Yes, the following is actually being taught to children. As Moonbat Tracker writes: “These outrageous and toxic books teach kids that the United States is an institutionally racist system filled with “bloodsucking capitalists” and Anglos who “rape Hispanic culture.” Here are a couple of quotes from the books in which the lady recites: “Hard drugs and drug culture is an invention of the gringo because he has no culture.” “We have...
  • Going Hungry in Berkeley for Ethnic Studies

    05/04/2011 1:23:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 5/4/11 | Jonah Most
    Hungry students and their supporters sit for the seventh day in front of University of California at Berkeley’s California Hall, after a futile meeting with University Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The students asked Birgeneau yesterday to reinstate fired ethnic-studies staff members. “We're still here, we're still fighting and basically, we're not going anywhere," said a weary-looking, third-year Native American studies major, Zoila Lara-Cea. They are protesting cuts resulting from a comprehensive audit of university operations conducted by the consulting firm Bain and Company. The auditors recommended trimming two-and-a-half staff positions from the Ethnic Studies Department. Even though cuts are distributed university-wide,...
  • Arizona Ethnic Studies Revisited

    03/07/2011 10:19:46 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 7, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One year after the Arizona legislature voted to dismantle a controversial ethnic studies curriculum widely used in its public schools, the most revolutionary course offerings in it remain in use. “Tucson Unified School District (‘District’) [TUSD] has four courses under the heading of Ethnic Studies,” Tom Horne, the outgoing superintendant of the TUSD reported on December 30, 2010. “Three of the four programs could be found in violation under criterion three, courses designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.” “However, all of the complaints received by the Superintendent of Public Instruction have been as to one of those...
  • Arizona Ethnic Studies Revisited

    11/04/2010 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies · 3+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 4, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Teachers are suing the state of Arizona to reinstate a controversial ethnic studies curricula that the state assembly cut off funding for earlier this year. “Eliminating a radical La Raza (‘The Race’) studies program in an Arizona public school district is unconstitutional and restricts free speech, according to a group of teachers who are suing the state to reinstate the taxpayer-financed curriculum that one instructor says ‘ignited racial hostility,’” Jim Kouri reported in The Examiner. “The Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican American/Raza Studies program was eliminated earlier this year when the state enacted a measure—HB 2281—to stop funding ethnic studies...
  • The Real Hate in Arizona

    05/24/2010 1:57:40 PM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 26 replies · 827+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | May 24, 2010 | William L. Houston
    In recent weeks, the liberal media has tarred and feathered the good people of Arizona before the eyes of the world. The United Nations has launched an official investigation. Cities like Los Angeles, CA, Richmond, VA and Columbus, OH have announced boycotts of the state. Liberal columnists have wailed about how the new law (which explicitly bans racial profiling) will result in racial profiling. President Obama and House Democrats have ganged up on Arizona with President Calderon of Mexico. A torrent of abuse against Arizona has streamed from the Left. We are told the new law is motivated by "white...
  • Arizona Ethnic Studies Exposed

    05/24/2010 6:09:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 429+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    Arizona Ethnic Studies Exposed Cliff Kincaid, May 24, 2010 One of Bill Ayers’ courses at the University of Illinois includes Pedagogy of the Oppressed as required reading. Author Paulo Freire, a Brazilian Marxist, declared: “This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well.” It turns out that the Freire book is required reading in “Raza Studies” or Mexican-American courses in the high schools in Tucson, Arizona, where students have been protesting Arizona’s new immigration law. Other required books are Occupied America by Rodolfo Acuña, a professor emeritus of Chicano...
  • Az. Gov. Bans Ethnic Studies Over ‘Smash the Gringo’ Fears (Barf Alert)

    05/16/2010 11:09:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 561+ views
    Chattah Box ^ | May 13, 2010
    The divisive racial politics in Arizona are reaching a crescendo of fear, hate and xenophobia. Just days after signing a draconian anti-immigration bill into law that permits racial profiling, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes in the state’s public schools. The bill outlaws any optional program that teaches the culture and heritage of ethnic groups, including Asian, African-American and Hispanic classes. This overreaching law stems from the worst sort of nativist identity politics. Doug Nick, the federal liaison for the Arizona Dept. of Education appeared on MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ show Hardball in support of the...
  • That Awful Jan Brewer

    05/15/2010 6:32:42 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 6 replies · 714+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/15/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I mean, really! There's no reason at all for Arizona to ban ethnic studies. They're a lovely tradition, full of sugar and spice and everything nice. They teach unity. They teach democracy. They teach equality. Yeah. And Eric Holder knows how to read before he opens his big mouth. Here's what some Arizona "ethnic studies" students have been learning ...
  • Arizona limits ethnic studies in public schools

    05/12/2010 11:05:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,550+ views
    CNN ^ | 2010-05-12 | Wire Reports
    (CNN) -- Fresh on the heels of a new immigration law that has led to calls to boycott her state, Arizona's governor has signed a bill banning ethnic studies classes that "promote resentment" of other racial groups. Gov. Jan Brewer approved the measure without public statement Tuesday, according to state legislative records. The new law forbids elementary or secondary schools to teach classes that are "designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group" and advocate "the overthrow of the United States government" or "resentment toward a race or class of people." The bill was pushed by state school Superintendent...
  • Arizona does it again!

    05/02/2010 3:53:48 AM PDT · by Scanian · 41 replies · 1,130+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 02, 2010 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Hey, I am seriously considering moving to Arizona. Not only does it have better weather and lower taxes than my current residence it has brave legislators. Fresh from passing stricter laws on illegal (not undocumented) immigrants, Arizona's legislature "passed a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences. (snip) The new bill would make it illegal for a school district to teach any courses that promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of...
  • Stuck on Stupid

    03/03/2010 10:44:52 AM PST · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 212+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 3, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Still Stuck on Stupid Malcolm A. Kline, March 3, 2010 With literacy on all levels (i.e., without adjectives or with—scientific, historical, civic, etc.) on the wane, public officials everywhere scratch their heads over what to do about it while concocting schemes such as the one devised by the school board in the city Tony Bennett sings about. “San Francisco high school students, just months out of middle school, can start earning San Francisco State college credit this fall through a ninth-grade ethnic studies course,” Jill Tucker reported in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 1, 2010. “Currently, five ethnic studies...
  • College credit for 9th-grade ethnic studies (in San Francisco)

    03/01/2010 7:52:35 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies · 711+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 1, 2010 | Jill Tucker
    San Francisco high school students, just months out of middle school, can start earning San Francisco State college credit this fall through a ninth-grade ethnic studies course. Currently, five ethnic studies courses are offered at three high schools, but they offer only high school credits. The school board voted to expand the ethnic studies program last week, increasing the number of courses to at least 10 sections at five high schools. To help with the added costs associated with expanding the program, San Francisco State offered to help train district teachers and assist with developing curriculum. At a school board...
  • Ward Churchill in Denial

    07/13/2009 11:21:36 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 19 replies · 930+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 13, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Ward Churchill in Denial by: Bethany Stotts, July 13, 2009 A jury may have decided in April that University of Colorado at Boulder officials violated former professor Ward Churchill’s first amendment rights when firing him, but a Denver District Court Judge has ruled that Churchill will neither receive his job back nor receive front pay for his termination. “Professor Churchill’s own statements during the trial established that he has not seriously pursued any efforts to gain comparable employment, but has instead chosen to give lectures and other presentations as a means of supplementing his income,” wrote Judge Larry J. Nye...
  • Ronald Takaki, a Scholar on Ethnicity (multiculturalism), Dies at 70

    06/01/2009 12:26:21 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 672+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 30, 2009 | William Grimes
    Ronald Takaki, who made it his life’s work to rewrite American history to include Asian-Americans and other ethnic groups excluded from traditional accounts and who helped start the first doctoral program in ethnic studies in the United States, died Tuesday in his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 70. The cause was suicide, said his son Troy. He battled multiple sclerosis for years. “He struggled, and then he gave up,” his son said. Mr. Takaki, whose Japanese grandfather immigrated to Hawaii in the 19th century and worked on a sugarcane plantation, became a leading scholar of ethnicity and multiculturalism in...
  • Ideology My Teacher Taught Me - David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin profile political indoctrination...

    04/25/2009 4:15:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 595+ views
    City Journal ^ | 17 April 2009 | Anthony Paletta
    David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin profile political indoctrination in academic departments.One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America’s Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our Democracy, by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin (Crown Forum, 336 pp., $26.95) To some extent, the recent jury verdict holding that the University of Colorado had wrongly fired Ward Churchill was correct: political pressures did inspire the investigation leading to his termination for academic misconduct. It doesn’t follow, though, that Churchill was fired for his political views, which notoriously included comparing 9/11 victims to “Little Eichmanns.” Plagiarism and falsification of evidence aren’t covered under any definition...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • CU bid to fire Churchill hits snag over money ( Ward : Culture of Corruption )

    10/18/2006 4:02:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 691+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 18, 2006 | Sara Burnett
    Professor's fate may not be decided until well into next year. The University of Colorado's efforts to fire Ward Churchill are on hold because of a dispute over whether the university has to come up with $20,000 in state funds for the professor's defense. Churchill's attorney, David Lane, said a lawsuit to get the money could be filed by next week. Meantime, there's been no progress on Churchill's appeal since August, and it could be well into 2007 before a final decision on his fate is made. CU spokeswoman Michele McKinney said the delay is outside of the administration's control....
  • Expert: CU should be held to high standard in plagiarism case against professor ( Ward Churchill )

    10/07/2006 12:51:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 618+ views
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August 23, 2005 | Jonathan Knight ?
    An expert on academic freedom said Tuesday the University of Colorado should be held to a high standard of proof if it tries to punish an embattled professor on allegations of plagiarism. A faculty committee is investigating research misconduct charges against Ward Churchill, a tenured professor of ethnic studies who first came under fire for likening Sept. 11 victims to an infamous Nazi. "The burden of proof should be a very high standard," said Jonathan Knight, director of academic freedom and tenure programs for the American Association of University Professors. Churchill has confirmed that a subcommittee of the university's Standing...
  • CU student union votes to fire Churchill ( Ward )

    08/26/2006 10:54:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 70 replies · 1,450+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | August 25, 2006 | Anna Uhls
    The University of Colorado student union voted Thursday in support of firing tenured ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill. The union's legislative council voted 9-6 in favor of a resolution supporting former Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano's recommendation to fire Churchill for plagiarism and research misconduct. The resolution will be sent to the student government's tri-executives and will go into effect if two of the three student leaders sign it. "This is not a problem that is attached to the entire ethnic studies department — just a not-so-good professor and he doesn't deserve to be employed here," ... "He takes away from...
  • Chancellor Announces Ward Churchill Research Misconduct Recommendation

    06/26/2006 3:11:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,394+ views
    University of Colorado ^ | June 26, 2006 | Phill DiStefano
    University of Colorado at Boulder Interim Chancellor Phill DiStefano today issued a notice of intent to dismiss for cause to Professor Ward Churchill. His recommendation follows a CU-Boulder investigation into allegations of research misconduct by Churchill.
  • Ward's phony 'discipline' ( Churchill's falsification, fabrication and plagiarism )

    05/23/2006 11:54:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 1,107+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | May 23, 2006 | Editorial
    Ward Churchill, the pugnacious professor of ethnic studies, insists that scholars who rebuked him for falsification, fabrication and plagiarism just don't understand his discipline. Churchill is, of course, the University of Colorado professor whose misconduct was "deliberate and not a matter of an occasional careless error," a CU investigative panel has concluded. The panel also condemned Churchill for "serious deviation" from accepted research practices. In turn, Churchill and his righteous entourage insist that he's been targeted because of his "alternative historical perspective." Churchill complains that "individuals knowledgeable in my discipline" were excluded from the panel and that he had to...
  • 'Churchill effect' may chill field ( Lazy Professors not doing thorough research )

    05/22/2006 8:21:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,853+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | May 21, 2006 | Brittany Anas
    Ethnic studies — a relatively new field — could be harmed by the plagiarized passages and made-up facts discovered in University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's work, a panel found. But scholars of ethnic studies, and those who have been closely watching the investigation, have varying opinions on whether there will be a "Churchill effect" on the field. The stinging report that became public last week rejected Churchill's assertion that there are different research standards for ethnic studies scholars. Panel members also found that the tenured professor strayed from the "bedrock principles" of scholarship. The five-member investigative panel arrived at...
  • Activist Gives Lecture Amid Protests

    01/19/2006 8:51:08 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 546+ views
    Daily Nexus ^ | January 18, 2006 | Kaitlin Pike
    More than 100 students, faculty and community members - about 20 of them protesters - attended controversial academic and activist Ward Churchill’s lecture in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. last night, both to listen and, for some, to attempt debate. Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder,...some questioned his credentials, viewpoints, and claim to Native American heritage. Advocates “any means possible” ... “Any means” can include the use of violence, ... “Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” in which he referred to victims of the 9/11 attacks on the...
  • Attack of the Churchill Clones

    03/17/2005 3:28:29 AM PST · by txradioguy · 30 replies · 2,141+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | March 17, 2005 | David Horowitz
    Attack of the Churchill Clones By Jacob Laksin and Steven Vincent FrontPageMagazine.com | March 17, 2005 Overwhelming public pressure may have compelled Ward Churchill to resign as chair of the Ethnic Studies Department at the Colorado University at Boulder (CU), but the dustup whipped up by the Indian-impostor cum classroom-radical refuses to settle. Witness the antics of the new chair of the department, associate professor Emma Perez. No sooner had news of Churchill’s extremist record come to national attention, than Perez emerged as one of his earliest—and most fanatical—defenders. Writing in the radical leftist web magazine Counterpunch in February 2005,...
  • CU officials distance themselves from views of controversial professor (Ward Churchill)

    01/27/2005 8:49:12 PM PST · by freespirited · 14 replies · 822+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/27/05
    BOULDER, Colo. -- The University of Colorado said Thursday a professor who compared the victims of the World Trade Center attacks to Nazis doesn't reflect the views of the school but that he has a right to express his opinion. Also Thursday, a Colorado congressman called the comments "outrageous" and urged the professor, Ward Churchill, to resign while the brother of a man who died at the World Trade Center called Churchill a "nut case." Churchill, chairman of the ethnic studies program at CU, has been invited to speak next month at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., where news of...