Monday, June 26, 2006

Ward Churchill to be fired

Less than a year after DePaul University (see previous post) paid Ward Churchill about $5,000 dollars to speak at the DePaul Student Activities Center (pictured), his employer, the University of Colorado, will fire the F-Troop Indian professor.

As always, Pirate Ballerina has more. This CU statement from CU Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano comes from that site.

I have carefully reviewed the Report of the Investigative Committee, Professor Churchill's responses to the Committee, and the Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct. I have met with and obtained the separate input of Provost Susan Avery and Todd Gleeson, the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. I met with Professor Churchill and his attorney, David Lane. After conducting the due diligence I felt was necessary, I have come to a decision regarding the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Research Misconduct pertaining to Professor Ward Churchill. Today, I issued to Professor Churchill a notice of intent to dismiss him from his faculty position at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Drunkablog has excerpts from KHOW Radio's Caplis & Silverman show discussing the upcoming Churchill firing. Nick Hahn, treasurer of the DePaul Conservative Alliance, was interviewed by the pair in October shortly before Churchill spoke at DePaul. Caplis is a DePaul alum and his father was a DePaul basketball player who was coached by legendary Blue Demon coach Ray Meyer.

Caplis and Silverman have been among Churchill's most vocal opponents.

Of course, Churchill has made it known he will sue to keep his job, so the story will continue.

And this is the third time I'm going to bring this up, but my point is--in my opinion--so valid that I have to press it one more time.

When is DePaul University going to apologize to the DePaul Conservative Alliance for the mistreatment it foisted upon this decent group of students when they tried to protest Churchill's paid appearance at the Chicago Catholic school?

Related posts: DePaul student's Denver radio interview follow up: A rat is smelled, and does Ward have a Weather Underground link?

DePaul student's Denver radio interview follow up: A rat is smelled, and does Ward have a Weather Underground link?

The Weather Underground and Ward Churchill-UPDATED!

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