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University of Colorado officials say their review of the writings of a professor who likened some September eleventh victims to a Nazi bureaucrat probably won't be finished before next Monday.
Interim Boulder campus Chancellor Phil DiStefano had said he hoped to complete the review of Ward Churchill by Monday. He opened the review last month to determine whether he should recommend that regents fire Churchill, a tenured professor in the ethnic studies department.The University Board of Regents issued an apology about his essay and announced its review during an emergency meeting last month. Churchill wrote an essay after the 2001 terrorist attacks that includes a comparison of some victims to a Nazi bureaucrat.An update on the completion of the review will be given on March 14.The professor has said his essay argues that the World Trade Center attacks came after years of unlawful U.S. actions abroad.The obscure essay, "Some People Push Back," became known and sparked protests in January, just weeks before a speaking engagement at Hamilton College in upstate New York, which was later canceled.Since then, Gov. Bill Owens has called for him to be fired and several schools have canceled speeches he was scheduled to make.In response to Hoffman's resignation, Churchill defended her and said she was pressured to leave."I see it as part of an agenda for a political viewpoint to assert absolute state control over the university," Churchill said.
CU Professor Ward Church first came under fire for an article on the victims of Sept. 11. Now there are claims that he's lied about his heritage and plagiarized other people's works.
- To see some of Churchill's disputed art work, . To read Churchill's complete essay, "Some People Push Back," click hereTo read what Churchill has to say in his defense, click here. To read Gov. Owens' letter, calling for Churchill to resign click here.To read CU's rules for dismissal of a tenured professor, click here.
- March 4, 2005: CU President: 'Dangerous Times' For Academic Freedom
- March 3, 2005: Churchill Says CU Hasn't Offered Him A Contract Buyout
- March 1, 2005: Churchill's Wisconsin Speech Draws Backers, Protests
- March 1, 2005: Churchill: Artwork Issue Utterly Contrived
- February 28, 2005: CU Regent: Foolish To Rule Out Options On Churchill
- February 26, 2005: Report: CU May Offer Churchill Early Retirement
- February 26, 2005: CU Making Sure Faculty Sign Loyalty Oaths
- February 23, 2005: Churchill Clarifies 9/11 Stance In Hawaii
- February 22, 2005: Hoffman To Lawmakers: Don't Be Rash About Churchill
- February 22, 2005: Controversial Professor Says Free Speech Being Threatened
- February 20, 2005: CU Officials Reviewing Churchill's Work Praised Him Before
- February 17, 2005: University Reviewing Churchill's Work; Churchill Not Informed
- February 16, 2005: Churchill Landed Tenure Without Usual Review Process
- February 15, 2005: University Of Oregon Cancels Churchill Appearance
- February 10, 2005: Churchill Speech At Wisconsin University Given Green Light
- February 9, 2005: Churchill: I'm Not Backing Up One Inch
- February 8, 2005: CU Professor's Speech Goes On, As Scheduled
- February 8, 2005: Controversial CU Professor's Boulder Speech Canceled
- February 5, 2005: CU Professor Refuses To Apologize For 9/11 Essay
- February 3, 2005: Protesters Arrested As CU Regents Meet About Professor
- February 3, 2005: CU: Official Info About Academic Freedom, Tenure
- February 2, 2005: Gov. Owens Says CU Professor Should Be Fired
- February 1, 2005: CU Prof's Appearance In New York Canceled
- February 1, 2005: Gov. Owens Letter Calls For Churchill To Step Down
- February 1, 2005: Controversial CU Prof Resigns As Department Chair
- January 28, 2005: School Won't Cancel CU Prof's Controversial Appearance
- January 28, 2005: CU Distances Itself From Prof.'s Controversial 9/11 Remarks
- January 27, 2005: CU Professor Who Suggested 9/11 Attacks Were Justified Stirs Protest