Colorado regents apologize for professor

DENVER, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The University of Colorado regents have apologized to "all Americans" for remarks a professor made about victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Colorado legislature denounces professor

DENVER, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Colorado lawmakers have joined Gov. Bill Owens in denouncing a University of Colorado professor for his remarks about victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack. The Colorado House voted 65-0 Wednesday to denounce Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies,

Colorado professor urged to leave faculty

DENVER, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Colorado Gov. Bill Owens Tuesday urged a University of Colorado professor to resign because of his remarks about victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Ward Churchill stepped down Monday as chairman of CU's ethnic-studies department, but stayed on the fac

Professor''s resignation demanded

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Colorado college professor has refused to take back a statement that people killed in the destruction of the World Trade Center were "little Eichmanns."
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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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