Some donors have canceled pledges to an ambitious capital campaign. And prospective students have withdrawn applications or refused to enroll. Then, on Monday night, a caller to the college threatened to bring a gun to campus. Stunned and frightened, Hamilton leaders sought to end the turmoil on Tuesday by canceling the event that set it off: a planned speech by a Colorado professor who was invited to talk about American Indian activism but whose earlier essay on the Sept. The professor, Ward Churchill of the University of Colorado, Boulder, wrote disparagingly of the victims inside the twin towers and referred to them at one point as "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Holocaust.
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Ward Churchill points to an essay he wrote during his testimony in in his civil suit alleging he was wrongfully terminated by the University of Colorado because of his political views. Churchill had become the center of national controversy after writing an essay that asserted that U. Many defended his First Amendment academic freedom to express his views. More than a year later, he was accused of various charges, including plagiarism, and was dismissed. Ward LeRoy Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, became the center of national controversy after writing an essay arguing that U. Churchill asserted that when U. Colorado governor Bill Owens and a number of other influential individuals demanded his resignation from the university, noting that although Churchill could freely express his ideas, his First Amendment rights did not guarantee financial support from public funds for himself or his ideas.
Readers also selected their top picks by voting at dailycamera. That all changed on Jan. Churchill, and his essay, were catapulted into the national spotlight, setting into motion a chain of debates and protests regarding academic freedom.
Post a Comment. Wednesday Ward Churchill and I state that bluntly, even though I disagree with some aspects of the University of Colorado professor's now-infamous essay, because so many including some on the left have defended his First Amendment rights while either remaining silent about, or condemning, the article's analysis.