The University of Colorado governing board voted 8-1 to fire outspoken professor Ward Churchill from their faculty. As much as one would wish to fire Ward Churchill for his comments made about 9-11, that falls under free speech. Ward Churchhill was fired for plagiarism. Try as he and his attorney will do … this is about your client the plagiarist. That is a firable offense in academia.
Three faculty committees had accused Churchill of plagiarism, falsification and other misconduct. The research allegations stem from some of Churchill’s other writings, although the investigation began after the controversy over his Sept. 11 essay.
“The decision was really pretty basic,” said university President Hank Brown, adding that the school had little choice but to fire Churchill to protect the integrity of the university’s research. (Fox News)
Others covering Ward Chruchill, the symbol of what is wrong with academia:
- Michelle Malkin: And now, the bogus Indian’s gonna file a bogus lawsuit
- Blue Crab Boulevard: Ward Chruchill, Unemployed
- The Gateway Pundit: Churchill is Canned
The first, very long chapter of the Ward Churchill saga ended this afternoon as just about everybody – including Churchill – had predicted: He was fired from his job as ethnic studies professor at the University of Colorado.
The next chapter is set to begin Wednesday, when the controversial academic and his civil rights attorney, David Lane, sue the university in Denver District Court.