Brandon Crocker provides an update on the University of Colorados investigation of Ward Churchill.
The University has found that "the allegations of research misconduct, related to plagiarism, misuse of others work and fabrication, have sufficient merit to warrant further inquiry."
The University of Colorado,however, will not dismiss Churchill for saying that "more 9/11s are necessary." And George W. Bush thinks that all non-whites are "sub-human."
Brandon Crocker continues: While it is all well and good that the University of Colorado is taking a hard look at these allegations, why isnt it going to touch the 800-pound gorilla -- the question of Mr. Churchills academic merit? "Appropriately," Chancellor DiStefano claims, "we in academe are held to high standards of integrity, competence, and accuracy" but then goes on to say that the University cannot make any judgment on Mr. Churchills value to the University based on Mr. Churchills writings or speeches (i.e. his "scholarship") -- no matter how "egregious" or "as strongly as we may reject the substance of those remarks." That would be a violation of "academic freedom."
In a speech at the University of Colorado,the mild-mannered and soft-spoken Rudy Giuliani explains why he thinks Ward Churchill should not be allowed to teach again.