Friday, April 3, 2009

Native American Studies scholar Ward Churchill Wins Against University of Colorado

Churchill who was ostensibly fired for cases of "plagiarism" and "scholarly misconduct" by the University of Colorado, won in a case against the University recently, which really fired him because of his controversial piece following the Sept. 11th, 2001 attacks in which he called those who died in the attacks, little Eichmans.

Although this is ostensibly a "win" for Churchill (of $1 in damages), because the 9/11 essay was not a sufficient grounds for dismissal, which according to the jury it was, some commentators view the damages as a commentary on the value of academic positions and only a grudging acknowledgment that this case may have been the context for much more intense McCarthy-style witch hunt.

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