Thursday, March 24, 2005

CU punts on Churchill; headline writer loses valiant fight against 4th-down-kick metaphor

The CU committee investigating Ward Churchill has released its report--oddly, four days before the date for release previously announced by CU chancellor and committee head Phil DiStefano. No sanctions for Churchill's "Little Eichmanns" speech, of course. But also no mention of his advocacy of terrorism, or of his repeated threats to those who displeased him, including another professor at CU, or of his art fraud. The committee didn't even talk to Churchill. Charges of plagiarism (no permalink; top item on Dalhousie College report in pdf) and fraud (for Churchill's repeated claim that he is an American Indian) were dumped on the school's standing committee on research misconduct. As KHOW's Dan Caplis just pointed out, that committee is made up of faculty members who, whatever they do about Churchill, must continue to work with their colleagues--including the 200 or so who signed a petition in support of Churchill. Good times.

Update: Pirate Ballerina! Come back! Heed a weary world's "arrrgh" for help!

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