Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I Think His Name Used To Be "Tanya"...

Judgment Day For Ward Churchill Today
By Berny Morson

University of Colorado ethnic- studies professor Ward Churchill faces dismissal today at the hands of the school's Board of Regents after 2 1/2 years of national controversy and investigations.

Protesters backing Churchill have vowed to hold demonstrations at the Boulder campus. CU officials say police will be present.

Churchill has told Boulder's Daily Camera he expects to be fired today.

He is charged with academic misconduct, ranging from plagiarism to inventing facts and even entire historical episodes. Among the more unusual charges is that Churchill published essays under the names of other people then cited them in his footnotes as independent sources supporting his views.

A faculty investigative committee upheld the charges one year ago. The matter then crawled through an extensive appeals process, with CU President Hank Brown recommending dismissal in May.

The regents will meet today in closed session to hear the charges and Churchill's response. They will then deliberate in private but vote in public on whether to fire him.

If Churchill is dismissed, his severance pay will be one year's salary, currently $96,392. It was not immediately clear if he will continue to receive benefits such as health insurance or employer's contributions to his retirement plan, said CU Vice President Ken McConnellogue.



Anonymous bobcat said...

Love your caption hahahahahaha!

7:30 AM  
Anonymous z said...

It's a professor like this who paved the way for Americans to honestly believe and swallow the socialism preached last night at the Dem debates (at the Citadel..subtle, huh?!, the big military-loving party!)......I can't wait till he's gone.

Except he'll be a multimillionaire in a lawsuit he'll bring for SOMETHING, trust me.

ya, the Tanya line is terrific, D!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

Hopefully Churchill will receive the punishment he deserves. Personally I find his political views and showboatting to be abhorrent but the nail in his coffin will the plagiarism, publishing under pseudonyms and data manipulation. He is as nutty as David Horowitz.

Faculty committees often take what seems like eons to act, for many reasons. One is that they will essentially be destroying what is left of his career by his dismissal but his career was over anyway with his grandstanding and certainly by his acts. The last thing any faculty senate wants is a faculty member representing their institution negatively.

12:41 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LES--David Horowitz is in no way comparable to Ward Churchill. I have spoken with him, ZinLA has met him, etc. and he has done NONE of the things Churchill has. A comparison with him and Churchill is totally absurd--and calls into question your mental faculties.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

I have met Horowitz also when he came to our campus.
Sorry, but he loves to throw bombs (just like Churchill) and he is just as whacked as Ward. Paranoid wouldnt you say? My only regret is that I am not on his list.

10:01 AM  

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