Colo. prof in 9/11 flap loses bid to reclaim job

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) - A judge has refused to reinstate a University of Colorado professor who was fired on plagiarism charges after he likened some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi.

Tuesday's ruling means Ward Churchill can't return to the classroom even though a jury ruled in April that his firing was politically motivated.

Churchill wrote an essay after the 2001 terrorist attacks calling the World Trade Center victims ``little Eichmanns,'' a reference to Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who orchestrated the Holocaust.

The University fired Churchill in 2007 on the plagiarism charges and other research misconduct allegations. None of the allegations were about the Sept. 11 essay.
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  • by Mike` Location: Grand Junction on Jul 7, 2009 at 01:02 PM
    Why is it that educators feel like they can say or do anything without any consequences? If I were to say the things that he said to my customers, I'm sure that they would have left me. He is there to teach not to give his opinion. Tenure and unions have outlasted their usefulness and they both need to go away
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