CU chancellor G.P. "Spud" Peterson, on a junket to the Junction yesterday, told the Grand Junction Sentinel that "the faculty committee reviewing [Ward] Churchill’s conduct is expected to make a recommendation to [CU president Hank] Brown in about two weeks," after which Brown will make his recommendation to the school’s Board of Regents.
“'I don’t think he’ll have to deliberate a terribly long time' over what he’ll recommend to the board, Peterson said of Brown." ("Please keep him!")
Seriously, there's a nudge that'll break your ribs and a wink that should've imploded Peterson's eye. But the part that caught my own personal eye (and dragged it 15 feet, as the great Emo says) was this:
During the scandal, Peterson said university officials briefly re-examined the need for and the value of the school’s ethnic studies department.Of course they did. But remember last summer when ethnic studies chairpersyn Albert Ramirez demanded the university proclaim its undying love for both the discipline and the department, and everybody leapt to smother him with postmodern-y hugs and kisses? Doesn't take a weatherman (even a fake one) to tell the wind's shifted. A little. Maybe.
But voices in favor of the department and diversity at the school prevailed, he said.
Update: That's G.P. "Bud" Peterson. Sorry.
(via Pirate Ballerina)
"Left wing of parasitism with its pants down again"Yes, MIM's Dzerzhinsky-like* Security Minister has posted another communiqué on the Churchill case. It's long, paranoid, vaguely menacing, and non sense-making. As if you didn't know. Interesting quote:
An investigation of events in 2005 and 2006 will show that undercover federal agents were creating weapons provocations and issuing death threats against University of Colorado faculty members and pinning them on Ward Churchill supporters. MIM is calling for a legal investigation of federal pressure on the University of Colorado firing process of Ward Churchill.
God knows what Security Minister is talking about, but why does the obscenely threatening "John Moredock" (that is, CU ethnic studies instructor Ben Whitmer before he was unmasked and emasculated) come to mind? Whitmer also, if you remember, ran a series on putting together a good "home defense" shotgun.
Anyway, Security Minister goes on and on about "allegorical violence" and MIM's connections with the "spy community" and how the feds have covertly posted "a raft of web pages . . . in an effort to create divisions in the Ward Churchill camp . . ." (wonder if the Drunkablog is on that raft). Worth reading the whole thing if you're the sort who'd have enjoyed a tour of Bedlam.
Three for a "roundup"
And since I don't have three Chutch brieflets I'll include an item (scroll down) from the Silver and Gold Record:
"Becoming an Ally: UCCS Students Creating Change," a student panel discussion, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on March 13 as a lead-in to the CU-Colorado Springs White Privilege Conference. The panel discussion will be held in the Kraemer Family Library, on the third floor, and refreshments will be served. The annual conference serves as an opportunity to examine and explore difficult issues related to white privilege, white supremacy and oppression. This year's conference is scheduled for April 18-24.
See you there! Or else!
*Wait, did you think I was comparing Security Minister to Felix Dzerzhinsky, Stalin's infamous secret policeman? Nah, I meant Joe Dzerzhinsky, the guy who had to be winched out of his mom's basement last year.
(credit: bread and water still life from Duane Keiser, who is really good)
Update: I can't figure out why the "Dzerzhinsky-like" link makes you "open" something, but it's just the pic version I have in Adobe. It's perfectly safe™ to open it.
Update II: PB has a quote (via MarkedManner) about Ward Churchill from Julio "Assad" Pino, the "Jihadi Professor" at Kent State who contributed to a particularly vile Islamofascist website and was the subject of a couple of recent posts at LGF:
One masterful fencer, with the help of the courageous student body at the University of Colorado-Boulder, managed to out-maneuver the most powerful nation on Earth. Professor Ward Churchill faces losing tenure under the unusual charge of publishing something unpopular. The real reason the UC Board of Regents (a bunch of old, bored white men) is eager to fire him is his righteous obsession with European and American genocide and terrorism against peoples of color all over the world, from 1492 to 2001. Churchill, in appraising what happened on Sept. 11 that year, calling it a case of “some people push back,” merely reiterated what Malcolm X had to say on the John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963: “chickens coming home to roost.” Incidentally, had JFK’s planned genocide against the Cuban people during the missile crisis of 1962 came to fruition, I wouldn’t be writing this letter; instead, my ashes would be buried in Havana. No doubt this would please a few professors on campus, but not my beloved Taliban (students) in History of Civilization and Modern Latin America.
Those who claim to be horrified by Churchill’s remarks should ponder that more than 500,000 Iraqi children were killed by President William Clinton and his Madame Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who boasted about it on national television.
In a moral universe and university, it would not be Ward Churchill being demonized, but the cocaine cowboy, George W. Bush, who has added an extra 100,000 corpses to the pile of brown colored corpses, collected like Indian heads in the Old West.In an America rapidly descending toward Christian fascism, we need more Ward Churchills.
Just another example of Blair's law in action.
Update III: "Masterful fencer"? Oy vey.