Boulder, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado plans to challenge reinstatement efforts by a fired professor who later sued the school over his dismissal.
University Spokesman Ken McConnellogue told The Daily Camera newspaper Thursday that it would be a “bad idea” to return 61-year-old Ward Churchill to campus.
The former University of Colorado-Boulder professor was fired on charges of research misconduct. He says he was dismissed in retaliation for writing an essay that compared some Sept. 11 victims to Nazis.
A Denver jury this month agreed that he was fired for the essays but awarded him only $1 in damages. Churchill has until May 2 to file a motion for reinstatement.
Churchill's attorney says the school's plans are “offensive.”
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