June 26, 2006

Geraldo get ready

Looks like the education trial of the new millenium will occur shortly after this happens: University of Colorado To Fire 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," CU Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano said Monday afternoon.

Churchill has 10 days to make a request to have the university president or chancellor forward the recommendation to the faculty senate Committee on Privilege and Tenure. A special panel will then conduct hearings on the matter and make a recommendation to the president on whether grounds for dismissal are supported.

Churchill has "vowed to sue" if CU fires him:

"The basic situation here is that there was a call by high officials in the state, notably the governor but hardly restricted to the governor, for my termination clear back last February, whether or not it was legal. They were willing to take the heat and go to court if necessary to stand behind an illegitimate investigation."

Well, some of that's true. However, big Ward has forgotten an eensy-teensy detail: "Last month, an investigative subcommittee concluded that Churchill repeatedly fabricated his research, plagiarized others' work and strayed from the 'bedrock principles of scholarship.'"

Oops.

Posted by Felix at June 26, 2006 06:10 PM | TrackBack

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