Faculty Group Blacklists CU Over Churchill Firing

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A professor rights group has blacklisted the University of Colorado over the firings Ward Churchill and a history instructor they say came under fire for his conservative religious and political convictions.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports the Colorado Conference of the American Association of University Professors says professors should consider working at CU only as a “last resort.”

A report issued this month cites Churchill’s firing following an academic misconduct investigation launched after an essay surfaced that compares 9/11 victims to a Nazi, and the school not renewing Phil Mitchell’s contract. Churchill was a tenured professor.

School spokesman Bronson Hilliard says the cases aren’t related to academic freedom at the school.

He says Churchill was fired after due process while Mitchell was not adhering to academic rigor standards.

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  • denvervet

    This Churchill guy is a nut. You really shouldn’t “bite the hand that feeds you” over and over and over again. Ya might get fired! Live with it and move on. Its a good rule to live by if you ask me. A lot of people do stuff like this because they are unhappy and also “BECAUSE THEY CAN”………just trying to start trouble. Life has enough troubles, we dont need to make more for ourselves and others. I like to live like the Italians do and celebrate every day, tomorrow you could get hit by a bus and die!

  • James Simon

    Not surprising that this group of profs are uneducated about Wardo’s falsified scholarship, easily identified in most of his farcical “history” books and thoroughly exposed in American Indian Mafia. The world is full of Indian wannabes, made all the worse by this phony scholar who fronts for American Indian Movement murderers and rapists.

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