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  • Earth's Polar Ice Melting Less Than Thought [but we're still doomed!]

    02/08/2012 11:13:58 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies · 2+ views
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | February 8, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    Better technology yields better data. The bad news is the extra water from 2003-2010 would fill Lake Erie eight times By Jason Koebler February 8, 2012 RSS Feed Print Nearly 230 billion tons of ice is melting into the ocean from glaciers, ice caps, and mountaintops annually—which is actually less than previous estimates, according to new research by scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder. If the amount of ice lost between 2003 and 2010 covered the United States, the whole country would be under one-and-a-half feet of water, or it'd fill Lake Erie eight times, researchers say. Ocean levels...
  • Georgia Tech Coming Out Week

    10/30/2005 1:32:12 PM PST · by freespirited · 15 replies · 1,047+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/25/05 | Mike Adams
    Warning: This article contains sexual references that may be offensive to readers. Recently, a young Georgia Tech student wrote me an angry letter saying I had unfairly criticized some of last year’s Georgia Tech Coming Out Week (CTCOW) activities as “pornographic.” His missive contained classic liberal arguments like “Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!” and “You’re a homo!” I hope readers will trust that I am not a “homo” and that my pants are not presently “on fire.” If so, I can defend my use of the term “pornographic” in reference to at least one GTCOW event. A brief overview of...
  • The Evil Virus Upon Us (Universities)

    10/20/2005 8:23:58 AM PDT · by freespirited · 25 replies · 1,066+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/19/05 | Suzanne Fields
    A magazine cover story about postmodern life on the American college campus depicts three monkeys in cap and gown, covering their ears, eyes and mouth, a parody of the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil caricature. But students at many colleges actually get quite the opposite. They're required to hear, see, speak and study all about evil, as long as it's the evil oppression of everybody in American society. There's an emphasis on multicultural studies and few campuses have escaped the disease, ... students study the life and murder of Tupac Shakur, the "gangsta" rapper ...There's "Queer...
  • Skepticism No Longer a Reporter's Mandate (Media Spins for Ward Churchill)

    08/25/2005 4:55:00 PM PDT · by freespirited · 2 replies · 401+ views
    Pirate Ballerina ^ | 8/25/05 | Jim Paine
    The facts are simple: Nine charges against Ward Churchill ranging from plagiarism and historical fabrication to ethnic fraud were considered by an inquiry subcommittee of CU's Standing Committee on Research Misconduct (SCRM). Of these, seven have been referred to an investigating committee for further investigation, which should eventually lead to recommendations to SCRM on Churchill's fate at CU. Only two of the allegations before the inquiry committee were not passed on for further investigation, one of which was a charge of ethnic fraud, which was more than likely the right thing to do. After all the effort we and others...
  • CU's Churchill to respond to committee

    08/24/2005 8:10:05 AM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 981+ views
    Daily Camera ^ | 8/24/05 | Elizabeth Mattern Clark
    University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has two weeks to respond to a committee's recommendation that he undergo a full investigation for seven counts of alleged plagiarism and fabrication. The professor Tuesday called the status of the investigation against him "very encouraging," partly because two other claims — including an allegation that he falsified an American Indian identity — have been recommended for dismissal. But an expert on academic fraud said the case against Churchill sounds serious. "Any claims moving forward are serious because my sense of these proceedings is that you really make every effort to see the claim...
  • 2004 work nets Churchill a raise [Nutty Professor will get almost $100,000!]

    07/02/2005 9:19:59 PM PDT · by Alouette · 16 replies · 532+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | July 2, 2005 | Charlie Brennan
    University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill was awarded a 2.28 percent merit pay increase this week for work performed in 2004, a little less than his department's average recommended salary increase for professors. A statement released by CU said pay increases for Boulder campus faculty are approved by interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano and based on reviews and recommendations by committees at the department, school or college, and administrative levels. Churchill's increase was finalized Thursday. The average recommended increase for ethnic studies department faculty was 3.21 percent, according to the CU statement. "In 2004, Professor Churchill taught a higher number of...
  • CU prof defends military remarks {Ward Churchill BARF alert)

    06/30/2005 1:44:01 PM PDT · by freespirited · 35 replies · 1,123+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 6/30/05 | Jim Kirksey and Amy Herdy
    Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill says he does not advocate "fragging" U.S. military officers in spite of how recent comments he made have been portrayed. Churchill, speaking at an anti- military forum in Portland, Ore., military remarks "Conscientious objection removes a given piece of the cannon fodder from the fray," he said. "Fragging an officer has a much more impactful effect." His remarks were posted Sunday on the Pirate Ballerina blog site, which carries mostly anti- Churchill content. On Wednesday, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly played a tape of the remarks. Reached at his home in Boulder County on...
  • Churchill's Report Card (Ward's performance slipping)

    06/28/2005 4:28:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies · 518+ views
    CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill might be off his game. Students in his Native American studies classes gave him lower marks last semester than in past years. His GPA: 2.88 In one class, "Topical Issues/ Native North America," 52 students gave Churchill an average of three Cs, two Bs as well as a D-plus for "accessibility." Students in his other two classes, "American Indians in Film" and "FBI on Pine Ridge" gave Churchill mostly As and Bs. The firebrand professor earned only As and Bs from fall 2002 through fall 2004. The grades, gathered through end-of-semester Faculty Course Questionnaires, are used...
  • Exclusive: Is Churchill Guilty of Fiscal Misconduct?

    06/13/2005 9:06:40 AM PDT · by freespirited · 1 replies · 524+ views
    Pirate Ballerina ^ | 6/12/05 | Jim Paine
     Did Ward Churchill use his office at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for political and personal purposes contrary to university policy and state law? This is the question posed by one of our sources, who points us to evidence that Churchill may have done just that. In 1986, Churchill had his office at the Willard Administration Center on the campus of CU in Boulder. He was not yet a professor; rather, he was involved in the American Indian Equal Opportunities Program. A scanned image available on the AIM website*, shows that at least one letter Churchill sent on Colorado American Indian Movement...
  • College won't pursue inquiry [Lamar U Rejects Ward Churchill Complaint Against Thomas Brown}

    06/11/2005 4:07:47 PM PDT · by freespirited · 3 replies · 539+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 6/11/05 | Charlie Brennan
    A complaint by University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill alleging research misconduct and fraud against one of his academic critics will not be pursued by that professor's school. Churchill, whose own work is under review by CU's standing committee on research misconduct, filed a complaint earlier this week against Thomas Brown, a sociology professor at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Brown is among the scholars who have accused Churchill of committing research misconduct by repeatedly writing - without factual basis - that the U.S. Army perpetrated genocide by deliberately spreading smallpox among the Mandan Indians in the Upper Missouri River...
  • And the verdict: He's got to go [Ward Churchill]

    06/11/2005 3:54:39 PM PDT · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,135+ views
    This newspaper devoted a great deal of space this past week probing charges of academic misconduct against Ward Churchill, and not everyone of course had time to read it all. But if you examined even two or three stories and scanned the rest, we bet you reached the same conclusion we have: There is no way the University of Colorado can permit Churchill to remain on its staff without indicting the scholarship of every other professor. If Churchill's shoddy work is not beyond the pale, then the integrity of all research at the university is in doubt. All the facts...
  • Embattled Colorado Professor Files Complaint Against Texas Detractor

    06/09/2005 7:24:07 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 29 replies · 1,335+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-06-09-05 2159EDT
    Embattled Colorado Professor Files Complaint Against Texas Detractor The Associated Press Published: Jun 9, 2005 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, whose essay comparing some Sept. 11 victims to Nazis led to an investigation into his scholarship and ethnicity, has filed a complaint against one of his accusers. Churchill's complaint to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, accuses assistant sociology professor Thomas Brown of academic misconduct. Brown has alleged Churchill fabricated crucial details in his argument that the Army committed genocide against Indians in the 1800s. In an e-mail to The Denver Post Wednesday, Brown said Churchill...
  • Churchill files complaint on accuser

    06/09/2005 8:26:12 AM PDT · by freespirited · 22 replies · 945+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 6/9/05 | Arthur Kane
    University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, who has been accused of intimidating people who disagreed with him, has filed an academic-fraud complaint against one of the professors who accused him of misconduct. Churchill's complaint, alleging that Lamar University assistant sociology professor Thomas Brown committed research misconduct, arrived Tuesday. The complaint alleges misconduct in the research Thomas conducted to dispute Churchill's work. Churchill also called Lamar University's provost, the arts and sciences school dean and the chairman of the sociology department, saying he would file a complaint against Brown, said university spokesman Brian Sattler. Lamar is in Beaumont, Texas. "He was...
  • Piled Higher and Deeper

    06/01/2005 10:53:27 PM PDT · by freespirited · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    Townhall ^ | 6/02/05 | Mike Adams
    When I graduated from college, one of my old high school friends said that a B.S. degree stood for "B.S." When I got my M.S. degree, he said it stood for "More S...". When I got my PhD, he said that stood for "Piled Higher and Deeper." At the time, I just thought he was just jealous. But recent events in higher education have caused me to rethink my position. For example, I learned this week that Olga Gershenson, a professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Barbara Penner, a professor of...
  • Diversity proposal roils university (U of Oregon)

    05/27/2005 1:30:12 PM PDT · by freespirited · 54 replies · 1,160+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/27/05 | Julia Silverman
    PORTLAND — An early draft of a five-year "diversity plan" for the University of Oregon has drawn a firestorm of criticism from faculty, prompting administrators to distance themselves from the proposal. The draft plan, billed as a "long-term vision for diversity," called for the university to hire up to 40 faculty members by 2012 to teach courses in a "cluster" of diversity-related topics, including race, gender, gay and disability studies. Under the plan, academic departments that hew closely to the university's diversity goals when hiring would be given "priority in the funding of new positions." The plan also would mandate...
  • PETA vs. J.Lo: Behind the scenes of a campaign

    05/22/2005 9:30:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 2,495+ views
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 5/22/05 | Earl Swift
    He was close now. Patrick Kwan shuffled forward with the line, his eyes on the woman signing her name to the jackets of her new compact disc and making small talk with the fans led one at a time to meet her. He clutched a CD himself. He had shivered for hours through a snowstorm for the chance to spend hours more in this second queue – to be one of 500 fans who’d actually meet Jennifer Lopez. The payoff was now at hand. A man in a suit told Kwan to raise his arms. He did so. The man...
  • The Wildlife of Planet Cornell (funny!)

    05/05/2005 10:29:06 AM PDT · by freespirited · 21 replies · 955+ views
    Cornell University Daily Sun ^ | 05/03/05 | Sara Townsley
    From Aristotle to Linnaeus to Darwin, naturalists have been fascinated with the organisms that populate their environment. Like the Galapagos Islands, Cornell provides a sheltered habitat to a riotous array of creatures that would surely perish under harsher conditions. I've spent three years cataloging my observations of the vast biodiversity on campus, so here I report a rough taxonomy of the local fauna. Genus: Facultatum The Fire-Breathing Nighthawk. This formidable species can be found giving seditious public lectures, flirting with terrorist groups and abusing anyone who asks hard questions. Distinct from their credulous student spawn, these dreadful herdmasters can be...
  • Dominionist Domination: The Left runs with a wild theory.

    05/02/2005 10:07:53 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 62 replies · 2,059+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 02, 2005 | Stanley Kurtz
    What is the real agenda of the religious far Right? I’ll tell you what it is. These nuts want to take over the federal government and suppress other religions through genocide and mass murder, rather than through proselytizing. They want to reestablish slavery. They want to reduce women to near-slavery by making them property, first of their fathers, and then of their husbands. They want to execute anyone found guilty of pre-martial, extramaritial, or homosexual sex. They want to bring back the death penalty for witchcraft. But aren’t extremists like this far from political power? On the contrary, the...
  • Buchanan visit opposed

    04/01/2005 8:49:45 AM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies · 588+ views
    <p>KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- A city commissioner doesn't want conservative commentator Pat Buchanan to speak at Western Michigan University.</p> <p>Mr. Buchanan, a former White House aide who ran for president three times, is scheduled to speak Thursday at the university on topics including immigration and America's "culture war." Commissioner David Juarez said Mr. Buchanan has a "track record of creating divisions" among races, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported.</p>
  • Ward Churchill: A contentious life

    03/26/2005 10:25:53 PM PST · by freespirited · 20 replies · 1,242+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 3/26/05 | Charlie Brennan
    The packed room crackled with anticipation, and the man with a career-long penchant for drama and confrontation must have relished this opportunity. The cadence of a ceremonial drumbeat and American Indian chanting heralded his arrival. The introduction given him was fiery, stoking anger for the opposition, real and imagined. And then, cameras flashing, Ward Churchill stepped to the podium, words of defiance ready on his lips, his black-leather-clad security entourage shoulder-to-shoulder on the stage behind him. "Hello, my relatives," Churchill greeted the crowd, using his usual speech opener. It reflects the spirit of Mitakuye Oyasin, a Lakota Indian phrase meaning...