Skip to comments.CU Foundation says it won't finance buyout for Churchill
Posted on 03/14/2005 11:51:56 PM PST by ajolympian2004
By John C. Ensslin, Rocky Mountain News March 15, 2005
The University of Colorado Foundation does not intend to fund a buyout of controversial professor Ward Churchill's contract, the head of the private nonprofit fund-raising group said Monday.
"We do not anticipate that there would be a situation where the foundation would be involved in any kind of financial settlement at all," said Michael Byram, chief executive officer and president of the CU Foundation.
Byram's remarks came one day after a majority of the CU Board of Regents rejected a plan to use university funds to entice Churchill to taken an early retirement.
Speculation has swirled about whether private money, or funds from the foundation, could be used to buy out Churchill instead.
Also on Monday, CU officials announced they will need at least two more weeks to complete a review of Churchill's academic record.
CU acting Chancellor Phillip Di-Stefano said the committee he is chairing to review Churchill's work will need until March 28 "to complete the work in accordance with normal university procedures."
"It is a time-consuming process and the chancellor is concerned about taking the necessary time to do a good job," said CU spokeswoman Pauline Hale.
Churchill has been under attack for an essay he wrote in which he compared victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center with a Nazi leader. He later said he was referring to "technocrats" who participate in what he calls repressive American policies around the world.
CU officials are also examining plagiarism allegations raised by a Nova Scotia professor in 1997, a claim that Churchill and his lawyer have vigorously disputed.
Last week, seven of the nine regents were open to the idea of reaching a financial settlement with Churchill as an alternative to what would be a protracted legal battle if they tried to fire him.
However, the recent plagiarism charges led some regents to change their minds.
That in turn fueled speculation that CU officials would attempt to raise private funds to finance a buyout.
If so, they will not be able to tap the foundation, Byram said.
"We view this as an internal matter to the university and something that would not involve the CU Foundation," he said.
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Could easily be that he's done enough to violate his tenor and can be fired without any of this.
The way things are coming out about Churchill, I think moving the report date to the 28th was to give the world more time to out him and fire him more thoroughly.
Any public university supporting a blatant traitor should lose its funding. The people need to take control of these communist rats nests posing as "teaching" facilities. Starve them of money and the commies will be purged. Universities need money more than they need commies and they will act accordingly.
End of discussion.
Wellllllllllllll blow the man down!
Is it really possible that there are some actual
in Northern Colo with some orbs hanging between their legs?
Some in Northern CO really have some cajones after all???
It's a miracle.
Absolutely. But don't hold your breath.
Too many puppet master stoolies in too many positions of power.
How easy do you think it will be for Churchill to find a lawyer who is willing to represent him?
He's going to have a long list to pick from, I'm guessing.
He can get a lawyer, but it would be extremely unusual for any judge to reinstate him in an academic job. Normally judges are willing to reward financial compensation to faculty who dispute being let go, but not to force universities to rehire them.
The presumption is that judges should not second-guess academic authorities as to who is qualified to teach.
Typical compensation might be a year's pay, if the judge feels there has been some injustice. Nothing like the kind of money that has been talked about.
Of course with the loony judges we have now, you can't be sure what they might do.
I was really hoping that the family of Thomas Mails would sue his butt off too. That making the papers would help put more load on Churchill. He copied Mr. Mails painting with a mirror image and sold it as his own art.
LOL! You've got that right!
And with his statements about the victims of 911 and such, might not anyone who represents him find themselves considered enemies of America by a vast majority of people?
I think any group backing him will be seen as radical wackos.
Can you imagine the long lists of lawyers willing to back up the school for free if they are permitted?
I think that for some lawyers it would be a badge of honor.
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