Emma Perez, Churchill's successor to Ethnic Studies Department chair at CU, sounds off in his defense in Counterpunch
UW-Whitewater Girds Loins for Churchill Visit (02-28-2005)
Here's a letter from UW-Whitewater Chancellor to Churchill requesting 'additional information' prior to his speaking engagement (02-04-2005) (thanks to LGFer Sarah D. for the link)
Chancellor Miller‘s Letter to Ward Churchill
Bill Hennessy proposes one way to avoid future 'Churchills':
Do We Need an National Collegiate Academic Association?
Is CU President Hoffman laying the foundation for Terminating Churchill? from the Blogger News Network (02-27-2005)
Email purportedly from Hoffman says, in part:
But the rights afforded those of us in the academic community to pursue our scholarly work come with a heavy responsibility to behave with integrity and professionalism and to meet the highest ethical standards our disciplines demand. These standards create the boundaries within which academic freedom rests. Our work does not happen in a vacuum, but rather is regularly put to the test of scholarly debate and dissection creating another set of boundaries within which our freedom to discover, research and write lies.
When faculty members meet the measure and the moral and ethical boundaries of their disciplines they do and should expect the full support of their university. This relationship between the faculty member and his or her university creates the environment necessary for the nurture of groundbreaking research, essential scholarship and educational advancement that modern society relies upon.
True higher education the process of debate, discovery and learning only functions when both sides of this equation uphold their responsibilities. It is my pledge to you today that this administration will do its part. [emphasis ours]
Eastern Washington Univesity to host O'Reilly-Churchill Debate? (02-26-2005)
Excellent editorial at Arma Virumque discusses the real victim of the Churchill debacle: True Academic Freedom (02-26-2005)
It also follows (and here what Shils has to say is relevant to the case of Ward Churchill) that academic freedom is limited in certain ways. For example, "An academic is not free to falsify the record of his observations; he is not free to forge or misrepresent the contents of documents and inscriptions."
Full-Page Ad to run in Monday's Daily Camera:
200 faculty members call for halt to investigation (02-26-2005)
Well, it's not like they have cause to fire him....
CU weighs buyout for firebrand prof (02-26-2005)
CBS4 has an online poll where you can vote on what punishment Churchill should receive for copyright infringement (02-25-2005, thanks to LGFer Malleus Dei for this tip):
Michelle Malkin has more on the breaking Churchill art fraud story (02-24-2005)
Churchill can add charges of Art Fraud to his CV (02-24-2005, thanks to LGFer MikalM for the link)
Churchill Art Piece Called Into Question
When CBS4 News tried to talk to Churchill about a possible copyright infringement, we received an angry response.
"Get that camera out of my face," Churchill said.
CBS4 News reporter Raj Chohan: "This is an artwork we've got called 'Winter Attack.' It looks like it was based on a Thomas Mails painting; it looks like you ripped it off. Can you tell us about that?"
That prompted Churchill to take a swing at Chohan.
DECIDE FOR YOURSELF: The Hawaiian Reporter has posted an audio clip of Churchill's "I'm not" an Indian speech (02-24-2005) (If you're unable to get the file from that site, try this location)
...and here's a slowed-down version of the quote in question ("cut to the chase....I'm not/on that" courtesy of LGFer jake
'Occupied Iraq' Agrees With Churchill (02-24-2005)
CU Regents meet in Colorado Springs (about 100 miles from Boulder), and extend 30-day investigation period on Churchill to consider 'confidential new information' (02-24-2005)
Churchill scheduled to speak March 26 at San Francisco anarchist bookfair (02-24-2005)
Indian Country Today editorial Blasts Churchill (02-24-2005)
Questionable identity and questionable scholarship
Churchill does not now, nor has he ever, represented Indians. His complex, overly-academic rhetoric clarifies how little he has in common with Native people. His acid tongue, dirty-mouthed sarcasm, self-important posturing, and preachy fanaticism contribute nothing to the challenge Indians face to establish a satisfying position in contemporary society.
Michelle Malkin: Churchill advocates terrorism on tape (02-24-2005)
from the transcript:
Churchill: I’m gonna repeat that, tell me if I got that right: Why shouldn’t we do something and how do you you move so they don’t see you coming.
As to the first part, not a reason in the world that I could see. I can’t find a single reason that you shouldn’t in a principled way there may be some practical considerations, such as do you know how (laughter from audience) you know, often these things are processes. It’s not just an impulse. And certainly it’s not just an event. And the simple answer, although it probably should be more complicated, but I’m not being flip and giving the simple answer, is: You carry the weapon. That’s how they don’t see it coming.
You’re the one They talk about ‘color blind or blind to your color.’ You said it yourself.
You don’t send the Black Liberation Army into Wall Street to conduct an action.
You don’t send the American Indian Movement into downtown Seattle to conduct an action. Who do you send? You. Your beard shaved, your hair cut close, and wearing a banker’s suit.
There’s probably a whole lot more to it, you know that. But there’s where you start.
Well now, don't WE feel foolish: Hawaiian newspaper retracts story (02-24-2006)
Churchill did NOT say "I am not an indian"
The story about Churchill's Tuesday night speech at the University of Hawaii-Manoa said the professor noted that his "white Republican" critics were asking, "Is he an Indian? Do we really care?"
"Let's cut to the chase, I'm not," the quote in yesterday's [Honolulu Star-Bulletin] continued.
But a review of video and audio tapes of the speech shows that Churchill actually said: "Is he an Indian? We really care. We're trying to protect the rights of Indians to divine for themselves, say this circle of flies in the form of white reporters circling a manure pile like it's of all consequential importance. Cut to the chase on that."
Blasts from the Past:
Boulder's Daily Camera article (02-02-2005) quotes a 1987 Denver Post article as saying Churchill taught Weather Underground members how to make bombs (thanks to Joshua Sharf for this tip)
...and a scan of the 1987 Denver Post article itself, courtesy of KHOW radio (registration may be required, if so, click here) (again, thanks to Joshua Sharf for this tip, who thanks the Daily Camera for the link)) (Note that this article has much information that contradicts claims Churchill has made over the years, including his alleged "Long-range reconnaissance patrol" membership, which seems to contradict his 1980 resume assertion that his military service was as a "Public Information Specialist")
...and courtesy of LGFer Axiom, here's a TEXT version of the above-noted 1987 Denver Post article
From the Rocky Mountain News: Churchill met with Gadhafi (02-11-2005)
and from the AP, a 1983 story about the Gahafi meet (thanks go to LGF's zombie for this)
... and (again thanks to LGFer zombie) here's a 1999 Indian Country Today article where Churchill is accused of being a cop.
... and zombie checks in with yet another 1984 article covering a protest of Leonard Peltier's incarceration from Soviet scientists that favorably quotes Ward Churchill as a "journalist"
Steve Jackson in 1994 profiled another CU professor who lost his teaching job because he was non-Indian (thanks to sbprice for this link):
DO YOU HAVE TO BE AN INDIAN TO TEACH INDIAN? A BOULDER SQUABBLE BECOMES A NATIONAL DEBATE
Interesting article from a 1994 issue of WestWord concerning the fight between Ward Churchil & friends vs. AIM (thanks to sbprice for the tip) One good quote (out of many): "There are hundreds, if not thousands, of good, sincere white people working with us. They just don't pretend to be something they're not."
The Current Debacle:
Hamilton College's student newpaper The Spectator started it all:
Controversial speaker to visit Hill (01-21-2005)
Excellent coverage by the Rocky Mountain News:
CU prof's essay sparks dispute (01-27-2005)
Churchill's statement (01-31-2005)
CU's Churchill resigns as dept. chair (01-31-2005)
Regents call special meeting to discuss professor's views (01-31-2005)
[Colorado Governor] Owens: Prof must go (02-02-2005)
OT but interesting RMN article about the Hamilton College student journalist who wrote The Specator article
Churchill's pickup vandalized (02-03-2005)
Uproar at state Capitol (02-03-2005)
CU regents won't rush to action in controversy (02-03-2005)
Groff alone in voting against resolution (0204-2005)
2 arrested at raucous regents meeting (02-04-2005)
Churchill's membership in tribe honorary only (02-04-2005)
2nd college yanks Churchill invitation (02-04-2005)
Churchill probe ordered (02-04-2005)
3rd Churchill talk canceled (02-05-2005)
Churchill defiant in face of outcry (02-05-2005)
Experts: Professor safe (02-05-2005)
Fiery prof to speak at CU (02-08-2005)
CU postpones prof's talk (02-08-2005)
Newpaper coverage of Churchill's 02-08-2005 CU speech, which had earlier been postponed by CU's Board of Regents, then unpostponed after Churchill went to Federal Court to block the postponing
What one can only hope will be come known as 'Churchill's Last Stand'
Churchill to speak at Wisconsin college (02-10-2005)
CU prof's writings doubted (02-10-2005)
Boulder's Daily Camera (02-11-2005) article covering numerous Churchill "inaccuracies" in his writings (thanks to Dianna for this link):
Scholars say phrases used out of context (one of the many money quotes: "LaVelle asserted that Churchill was attempting to lend the names of acclaimed scholars to his "hostility toward Indian tribes." ")
The Denver Post notes (02-19-2005) that two members of the CU review board have pro-Churchill history:
CU Inquisitors Praised Churchill
.....while the Rocky Mountain News says:
Two departments at CU rejected Churchill
We initially resisted the temptation to post the second of the stories listed below, since Harvard's president Lawrence Summers has nothing to do with the Churchill story. And then we reconsidered. The juxtaposition of these two stories shows in stark relief the moral vacuity and intellectual bankruptcy of modern academia. (Thanks to Ariana for both links, 02-16-2005) Read each for yourself and decide for yourself:
'Historians Against the War' check in with support for Churchill
Some Harvard Faculty Pressure Summers to Quit
University of Hawaii rushes to capitalize on Churchill's new-found notoriety (02-18-2005).....
Controversial professor to speak at UH
...and the Hawaii Reporter says all are not pleased with the visit:
University of Hawaii Professors Launch Aggressive Fundraising Effort to Sponsor Highly Controversial, Anti-American Speaker
Former boss [of Churchill] questions actions (02-18-2005)
The Rocky Mountain News has this on Churchill's hiring (02-18-2005) (thanks to Dianna for the link):
Prof takes giant leap to tenure
One down, a zillion to go:
N.Y. professor loses post over Churchill controversy (02-11-2005)
FrontPage Magazine links Churchill to Mainstream Liberal Organizations (02-17-2005):
The Ward Churchill Money Trail
Churchill loses yet another speaking gig (02-17-2005):
Ward Churchill not wanted at Antioch commencement
The Rocky Mountain News has a pair of articles about Churchill's rapid rise to tenured professorship and the history of complaints about Churchill over the years (02-17-2005):
Churchill's quick rise 'doesn't compute'
Churchill's tenure at CU marked by warnings of trouble
(02-16-1005) Prof was granted job security without usual review process
(02-15-2005) the Denver CBS affiliate is reporting that Churchill is threatening to sue Colorado Governor Bill Owens over the Governor's contacts with each of the members of University of Colorado at Boulder's board of regents. Owens' office says that the governor is "just exercising his right to freedom of speech
Nothing says Kilkenny cats like Academics debating Churchill's academic integrity.... posts from numerous Indian scholars, including Thornton and Brown (both of whom have raised concerns over Churchill's scholarship) (Thanks to Ariana for this link!)
We found this late (it's from 02-07-3005), but better that than never:
More Eichmann Comparisons From Terror-Supporting Professor
"To assault the meatpacking industry," Ward Churchill muses in Professor Best's book, "is to mount a challenge to the mentality that allowed well over a million dehumanized humans to be systematically slaughtered by the SS einsatzgruppen in eastern Europe during the early 1940s, and the nazis' simultaneous development of truly industrial killing techniques in places like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka."
(02-14-2005) Churchill loses another speaking gig
Fellow City Lights author defends Churchill's "little Eichmanns" essay (02-14-2005)
"In the essay he wrote on 9/11, I believe Churchill was facing those harsh and dreadful realities, and I believe that essay was his attempt on that day to take love out of the realm of dreams and make it real in the world, in action.
In that action, Churchill is angry. He is harsh. And in the central themes of the 9/11 essay and his life's work, Ward Churchill is right."
"We've had a committee of 15 people that's been meeting practically every other day for the last two weeks just trying to consider every imaginable circumstance that we might need to deal with," [university spokesman Brian Mattmiller] said. "Given the environment and how emotionally charged the debate has been over his remarks, the security is something we need to step up."
As of Wednesday, Mattmiller's staff had issued nearly 60 credentials for reporters from 30 state and national organizations, including Fox News, the Washington Post and three newspapers from Colorado.
Some lawmakers refuse to back down on controversial professor (02-23-2005)
School can't locate Churchill's Master's thesis (02-23-2005)
Churchill defends his views in Hawaii (02-23-2005)
Wisconsin Assembly Urges Cancellation of Churchill's Speech (02-22-2005)
CU President Hoffman To Lawmakers: Don't Be Rash About Churchill (02-22-2005)
"If we approach this issue wrong, not only will every regent be sued personally, but every administrator will be sued personally and professor Churchill will win his lawsuit with triple damages and be back on the faculty, a very wealthy man at our expense[.]"
Churchill, academics persist in casting debacle as 'attack on Academic Freedom' (02-23-2005)
Blogs for Industry has a very detailed and well-researched analysis of the curious case of Churchill's CU employment history (02-19-2005)
Ex-official: No tenure for Churchill[:] California university didn't consider him 'serious candidate' (02-22-2005)
Rocky Mountain News editorial thinks the fix is in on Churchill fitness committee
Panel Already In His Corner (02-22-2005)
Churchill continues to claim tribal membership (02-22-2005, thanks to sbprice for the link):
"there is no controversy among Indians[....] I am an associate enrolled member of the Keetoowah band of Cherokees."
...but Suzan Shown Harjo checks in with her own recollection of meeting Churchill and reveals details of his "Indian" heritage:
Ward Churchill, Pseudo-Indian[:] False claims do real harm to Native people (02-21-2005)
Wisconsin legislature to debate censuring Churchill (02-21-2005)
Ward Churchill prepares to spread his charm in the Aloha State (02-21-2005)
The Rocky Mountain News has an excellent summation of allegations the CU academic committee should answer concerning Churchill's fitness (02-21-2005). Read it and understand this has nothing to do with "freedom of speech" or "academic freedom"
Churchill's file details rise at CU[:] Professor rewarded after Sept. 11, 2001, essay written (02-19-2005)
EdCones.com points to this tidbit (02-17-2005):
For Ward Churchill, Who Isn't An Eichmann?
Jodi Rave, who interviewed Churchill while a college student in 1993) has two current editorials in the Missoulian (Montana), for which she works (thanks to zombie for the links):
Professor's remarks only part of controversy (02-04-2005)
Churchill should take lessons from others (02-11-2005)
University of Hawaii professor Robert Perkinson isn't just a disinterested third party eager to have Churchill discuss academic freedom. In this article, Perkinson and co-author Churchill discuss why the anarchists who broke up the WTO protest should be embraced, at least for their superior organizational skills. (thanks to sbprice for the link!)
and here's a newspaper article concerning Ward Churchill's genealogy:
Prof's genealogy is sketchy; he offers little clarification
For reference, here's CU's policy on early promotion/tenure (thanks to Cedarford for these two links):
...and CU's promotion/tenure checklist: