Skip to comments.Judges hear fired CU-Boulder professor Ward Churchill's appeal
Posted on 10/21/2010 5:53:02 AM PDT by george76
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, fabricated facts and other academic-misconduct violations they said were deliberate.
Churchill sued the university, alleging he was really fired because of his controversial speech. The professor's 9/11 essay ignited national furor because it called some victims "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, who helped carry out Hitler's plan to exterminate Europe's Jews during World War II.
Churchill, outside of the courtroom, said he is in the process of writing a book about his case and that he is still teaching and participating in speaking engagements.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...
Why doesn’t he go to Cuba or Venezuela?
He’d be treated handsomely there.
Who is going to read that one sided slanted story?
Of course they were deliberate. You cannot promote the views this guy holds without fabricating facts. I do not believe he has a leg to stand on. The facts are the facts, there is more than enough evidence there to support an employment termination. His 9/11 drivel has nothing to do with it other than calling attention to himself. He was stupid enough to open his mouth on a controversial issue and get noticed. He should have been smart enough to keep a low profile given his less than stellar academic credentials, plagiarism, and questionable "facts" - all of which he would be well aware of. He got his 15 minutes of fame, at the expense of his career. Oh well, his loss is no loss to CU.
Odds are, it will be required reading in many a course.
Say, didn't the then-president of CU resign when it became obvious that Churchill was an academic con artist and it was going to be a very messy situation.
She [the then-president] was probably torn between doing the right thing, and her future liberal paymasters.
I did because I got to read about Churchill getting what he deserved. A liar, cheat, plagiarizing, low-life far leftist, whiney fraud. That $1 can buy him a value meal at McD's. Great story, by the way. Please reconsider and read it.
‘CU’s regents voted 8-1 to fire Churchill’
Hard to bullsh#t bullsh#ters.
The same people who’ll buy Jimmah Cahtah’s rewrite of history.
He should be in jail for fraud.
Trying to impersonate an Indian.
The good thing is that this loser was fired for academic incompetence, total lack of morality, and no concept of honesty.
The bad thing is that a great many of lib arts faculties appear to fit this description also.
Hickenlooper, the current Denver mayor now the front-runner in the governor’s race, is a Churchill supporter.
Things don’t look good for Colorado’s future.
Among other things, Churchill was found guilty of passing off others’ work as his own (plagiarism), but also of passing off his own work as others’.
This “permits the author to create the false appearance that his claims are supported by other scholars when, in fact, he is the only source for such claims”...
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