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  • Ward Churchill loses appeal of his firing

    11/24/2010 5:58:18 PM PST · by freespirited · 23 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 11/24/10 | Christopher Osher
    The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court decision denying University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's effort to get his job back. The court ruled that Denver District Judge Larry Naves was right to direct a verdict in favor of the university and to find that the university was entitled to "quasi-judicial immunity." "We conclude that the nature of the decision reached by the university and its regents, and the process by which that decision was reached, shared enough characteristics with the judicial process to warrant absolute immunity from liability," states the opinion from Judge Dennis Graham, who...
  • Jury Gets Case of Fired Professor [Ward Churchill]

    04/01/2009 7:21:44 PM PDT · by freespirited · 11 replies · 1,064+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 04/01/09 | Katherine Seelye
    After a four-week trial, a jury in Denver is deliberating the case of Ward L. Churchill, a former University of Colorado professor who says he was fired because of an essay he wrote in which he called victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks “little Eichmanns.” The university says Mr. Churchill plagiarized and falsified parts of his academic research, particularly on American Indians, and cited this as grounds for his dismissal in July 2007. Mr. Churchill brought a wrongful termination suit against the university, seeking monetary damages for lost wages and harm to his reputation. He also wants to...
  • Moonbats Behaving Badly--Brief Video of Ward Churchill Firing

    07/25/2007 7:18:01 AM PDT · by freespirited · 31 replies · 1,777+ views
    Youtube ^ | 7/24/07
    If you have a minute and forty-one seconds, don't miss this video of Churchill's supporters demonstrating their idea of how gentlemen and ladies conduct themselves.
  • Breaking News: Univ of Colorado Fires Ward Churchill

    07/24/2007 4:37:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 205 replies · 8,758+ views
    University of Colorado | 7/24/07
    Vote to dismiss Churchill passed 8-1
  • Breaking News: Univ of Colorado Fires Ward Churchill

    07/24/2007 4:37:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 3 replies · 377+ views
    University of Colorado | 7/24/07
    Vote to dismiss Churchill passed 8-1
  • Scholars say tenured professors are rarely fired

    06/27/2006 8:27:11 AM PDT · by freespirited · 45 replies · 1,052+ views
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 6/27/06 | Elizabeth Mattern Clark
    The University of Colorado has fired two tenured professors in the history of the Boulder campus. And Ward Churchill, if dismissed, would be the first to be fired because of alleged research misconduct. Scholars say it's more common at universities that unpopular professors are squeezed out — or given early-retirement settlements — rather than fired. The protection of tenure can make outright job termination a costly and lengthy battle. Richard Berthold, a former University of New Mexico professor, retired two years after he was censured for telling his class on Sept. 11, 2001: "Anyone who blows up the Pentagon gets...
  • Churchill and UColorado

    05/17/2006 11:08:30 AM PDT · by expatpat · 16 replies · 719+ views
    Universit of Colorado at Boulder Communications | May 17 2006 | Barrie Hartman
    TO: Respondents on the Ward Churchill Investigation FROM: Barrie Hartman Interim Spokesperson University of Colorado at Boulder SENDER: University Communications DATE: May 16, 2006 SUBJECT: Churchill Report Since you previously contacted us about your concerns regarding CU Professor Ward Churchill, we wanted to update you on another important step that has been taken in this case. The Standing Committee on Research Misconduct is ready to release the findings from a 120-day investigation into charges of plagiarism and misrepresentation of research fact. Those findings from the five-member investigative committee are being released this afternoon and can be obtained from the following...
  • 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...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • AIA Bestows "Little Churchills" Awards - (these professors deserve to be OUTED!)

    07/18/2005 2:06:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 620+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 145 2005 | MALCOLM A. KLINE
    At its 20th anniversary dinner, Accuracy in Academia will make its first annual presentation of its Little Churchill awards, named after Ward not Winston, for dubious academic achievement. Just as the colorful Ethnic Studies professor has distinguished himself for calling the victims of the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11-01 Little Eichmanns, thus comparing them to the notorious Nazi from the Second World War, so too have a host of academics distinguished themselves by their ethnic sensitivity in an age of "tolerance." But Ward Churchill's achievements do not end there. He has also produced scholarship that either already appeared elsewhere...
  • 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...
  • Escort Churchill to the Door (Even Hardcore Media Libs Beginning to Shy Away from This Loon...!)

    07/01/2005 12:57:39 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies · 1,526+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 7/01/2005 | editorial
    University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's latest toxic remarks, this time condoning - if not encouraging - attacks on military officers, are beyond outrageous. "Conscientious objection removes a given piece of cannon fodder from the fray," Churchill said at an anti-military forum last week in Portland, Ore. "Fragging an officer has a much more impactful effect." Fragging is the killing or injuring of a military officer by a subordinate. How is it that CU can produce Nobel prize-winning research but still can't find a way to get Churchill off its payroll? Until he's removed as a tenured professor, double-digit tuition...
  • 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...