Fired Colo. professor loses appeal

DENVER, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A former Colorado University professor fired for comparing Sept. 11, 2001, victims to a Nazi propagandist lost an appeal Monday to get his job back.

Judge to decide whether prof gets job back

DENVER, July 2 (UPI) -- A judge must decide whether Ward Churchill, a controversial professor of ethnic studies, should be reinstated at the University of Colorado.

Controversial professor wins jury verdict

DENVER, April 2 (UPI) -- Ward Churchill, the controversial professor fired from the University of Colorado, was wrongly terminated, a jury in Denver ruled Thursday.

Former Colo. U. prof defends his work

DENVER, March 24 (UPI) -- A controversial former University of Colorado professor, acting as a witness in his wrongful firing lawsuit, Tuesday denied violating scholarly norms.

University of Colorado fires professor

BOULDER, Colo., July 24 (UPI) -- Outspoken ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill was fired by the University of Colorado Tuesday for plagiarism and falsifying documents.

Colorado to fire controversial professor

BOULDER, Colo., June 27 (UPI) -- The University of Colorado at Boulder, citing plagiarism and fabrication charges, has begun proceedings to fire a tenured controversial professor.

Colorado governor wants professor fired

BOULDER, Colo., May 17 (UPI) -- A University of Colorado committee has ruled Professor Ward Churchill plagiarized, fabricated and falsified material, placing his career in jeopardy.

Colorado activist heads right-wing list

DENVER, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Ward Churchill, the Colorado professor who set off a firestorm with remarks about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leads the pack in a book on leftwing academics. "The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America," is by David Horowitz, a 1960s le

Cherokee band denies Churchill's a member

DENVER, May 18 (UPI) -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians denies a controversial University of Colorado professor is a member of the Oklahoma-based tribe.

Ward Churchill's committee questioned

BOULDER, Colo., March 27 (UPI) -- Questions have arisen whether professors assigned to judge University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill have a conflict of interest.

Panel: Professor's essay protected speech

BOULDER, Colo., March 24 (UPI) -- A University of Colorado review panel said Thursday that the First Amendment protected a controversial essay by Prof. Ward Churchill.

University halts buyout talks with prof

BOULDER, Colo., March 12 (UPI) -- Separation talks between the University of Colorado and a professor who likened victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to Nazis have hit a wall.

Report: Churchill buyout nearly finalized

DENVER, March 11 (UPI) -- University of Colorado attorneys and embattled Professor Ward Churchill are nearing agreement on a buyout, the Rocky Mountain News reported Friday.

Colorado Univer. migh dump Ward Churchill

DENVER, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- University of Colorado officials may offer a leftist professor early retirement after he compared the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack to Nazis.

Churchill refuses to apologize

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A controversial University of Colorado professor says he will not be silenced or apologize to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Ward LeRoy Churchill (born October 2, 1947) is an American writer and political activist. He was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1990 to 2007. The primary focus of his work is on the historical treatment of political dissenters and Native Americans by the United States. His work features controversial and provocative claims, written in a direct – often confrontational – style.

In January 2005, Churchill's work attracted publicity, with the widespread circulation of a 2001 essay, On the Justice of Roosting Chickens. In the essay, he claimed that the September 11, 2001 attacks were provoked by U.S. policy, and referred to some people working in the World Trade Center as "technocrats" and "little Eichmanns". In March 2005 the University of Colorado began investigating allegations that Churchill had engaged in research misconduct; it reported in June 2006 that he had done so. Churchill was fired on July 24, 2007, leading to a claim from some scholars that he was fired over the ideas he expressed. Churchill filed a lawsuit against the University of Colorado for unlawful termination of employment. In April 2009 a Denver jury found that Churchill was wrongly fired, awarding him $1 in damages.

Churchill was born in Elmwood, Illinois and attended local schools, including Elmwood High School. In 1966, Churchill was drafted into the United States Army. On his 1980 resume, Churchill said he served as a public-information specialist who "wrote and edited the battalion newsletter and wrote news releases."

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