Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rejoice Colorado - He's been fired!

CU Regents fire controversial professor
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado's governing board has fired the professor who compared some victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks to a Nazi.

Regents voted 8-to-1 to dismiss ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill, who plans to file a First Amendment retaliation lawsuit tomorrow. The vote came Tuesday, after two-and-a-half years of academic investigations.

University officials have said Churchill's remarks on September 11th were protected speech under the First Amendment. However, the school launched an investigation into other works by the tenured professor.
School investigators accused him of plagiarism, falsification and other misconduct. University President Hank Brown had recommended the regents fire Churchill.
Posted By: Aaron Inver (Updated: 7/24/2007 8:39:04 PM)

- This is hopefully the final chapter in a most embarrassing time for the University of Colorado and the entire state.