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Shocker: Fired Ward Churchill To Sue U Of CO

From MyFox Colorado:

Fired Professor Ward Churchill to Sue University of Colorado

Regents fired him for plagiarism, academic misconduct

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007

DENVER  —  Ward Churchill will file a lawsuit against the University of Colorado Wednesday. He is challenging his dismissal as a professor from the institution.

University of Colorado regents voted 8-1 Tuesday to accept school president Hank Brown’s recommendation to fire him.  CU Regent  Cindy Carlisle had the lone dissenting vote.

Ward Churchill and his attorney, David Lane, plan to file suit in Denver District Court. Churchill is the first tenured professor that the school has ever fired for scholarly fraud.

Lane plans to amend Churchill’s existing lawsuit against the school. It will now seek Churchill’s reinstatement, a financial settlement, and demand that the university pay the attorney’s fees.

Churchill is filing in Denver instead of Boulder because he says they’ll get a more diverse jury in Denver, and a speedier trial than if they filed in Boulder.

Churchill was dismissed because an investigation found that he misrepresented the effects of federal laws on American Indians, that he wrongly claimed evidence indicated Capt. John Smith exposed Indians to smallpox in the 1600s, and claimed the work of a Canadian environmental group as his own.

After the board of regents’  vote, Brown addressed the media saying the university had no choice but to terminate Churchill’s employment after allegations of plagiarism and academic misconduct were deemed valid…

Good luck with that, Mr. Churchill.

Churchill is filing in Denver instead of Boulder because he says they’ll get a more diverse jury in Denver…

University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill (3rd L) sings with Native Americans drumming after the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted on his dismissal at the CU campus in Boulder, Colorado July 24, 2007.

Maybe he can get a jury of pretend Indian peers.


University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill (R) walks out of a meeting of the University Board of Regents past supporter Lynn Segal holding a sign suggesting the the Regents should apologize to Churchill at the CU campus in Boulder, Colorado July 24, 2007.

Or maybe a jury of brainwashed buffoons.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 25th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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