Friday, November 11, 2005

Second Churchill committee member resigns.

Another member of the committee investigating Ward Churchill's research misconduct has resigned. The Rocky has it:
Robert A. Williams, a professor of law and American Indian studies at the University of Arizona, is the latest to leave the committee in the wake of revelations that he lauded Churchill as an "important scholar" and praised his qualities as a "public intellectual when it comes to the field of American Indian studies."
There goes that "imagination trumping reality" thing again.

Pirate Ballerina has more, but I originally saw it in the comment to this post at The Try-Works.

Update: Pirate Ballerina points out that nobody seems to mention who found the quotes that led to the two professors quitting the committee. Even the Drunkablog hasn't been quite clear on that: it was Pirate Ballerina. (AP has now belatedly interviewed PB about the resignations.)

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