Earlier this week, we wrote about the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling against Ward Churchill, despite an earlier verdict in which a jury agreed CU-Boulder had violated the controversial ex-professor's rights by firing him. Of course, the jury only awarded Churchill a dollar, but his lawyer said tha ... More >>
This afternoon, just over a year after the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to hear the Ward Churchill case, attorney David Lane will appear before the jurists to argue why the professor, who was fired by CU-Boulder for reasons he sees as payback for a controversial 911 essay, should get his old job ba ... More >>
Ward Churchill.A new report by the American Association of University Professors' Colorado Conference concludes that CU-Boulder's dismissals of professor Ward Churchill and untenured history instructor Phil Mitchell were unjustified -- but that's not all. The document also concludes that its ... More >>
Churchill.Yesterday, attorney David Lane celebrated the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to consider three arguments in his bid to get ex-professor Ward Churchill reinstated at CU-Boulder. One less-than-sympathetic reader added a fourth.
Ward Churchill.Last November, when the Colorado Court of Appeals rejected ex-CU prof Ward Churchill's bid to get his old job back, attorney David Lane admitted that "the odds of either the Colorado Supreme Court or the U.S. Supreme Court looking at the case are slim." But he and Churchill hav ... More >>
Churchill.Jonathan Shikes's post about Glenn Beck calling out Ward Churchill after he turned up at a Tucson school board protest didn't prompt a slew of attacks on the controversial former CU-Boulder professor. In fact, one commenter argues that the university has slid downhill in the wake of ... More >>
Ward ChurchillFormer University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill lost his job in Boulder, but he hasn't given up on schools altogether. He recently turned up in Tucson, where he was spotted participating in a protest at a Tucson Unified School District Board meeting by a giddy Glenn Beck. ... More >>
Ward Churchill.Controversial University of Colorado at Boulder professor Ward Churchill has lost his latest bid to get his old job back, with the Colorado Court of Appeals upholding Denver District Court judge Larry Naves's earlier ruling; read it in its entirety below. The decision angers Ch ... More >>
Ward Churchill.In February, controversial former CU professor Ward Churchill launched a new effort to win back his old job -- one that brought him to the Colorado Court of Appeals yesterday. How does Churchill's attorney, David Lane, think it went? "It's really difficult to read tea leaves b ... More >>
Ward Churchill hasn't given up on getting his CU job back.Last April, a jury found that controversial CU professor Ward Churchill had been fired from his job in part because of statements he'd made. But jurors like Bethany Newell only awarded Churchill $1 in damages -- and in July, Judge Larr ... More >>
Photo by John JohnstonJessica Brakey, who was at the center of Julie Jargon's award-winning Air Force Academy feature.It's the time of the decade when we look back at the events that stood out from the more typical sound and fury of life in general. But a simple list of incidents doesn't rev ... More >>
Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves played the tough guy last week when he issued his ruling in the Ward Churchill case -- not only refusing to give the controversial former University of Colorado prof his job back, but also tossing the entire lawsuit, determining that the CU Board of Regents w ... More >>
"Smutty" UNC theater professor Vance Fulkerson and "Nutty" CU-Boulder Ethnic Studies professor Ward Churchill are no longer welcome in the classroom. Despite their differences, they will always have each other. Look for them enjoying the anonymity and autonomy of big city life as they pal around f ... More >>
Denver District Judge Larry Naves's ruling yesterday that Ward Churchill should not get his job back at the University of Colorado -- and, in fact, should not get any more compensation than the dollar a jury awarded him back in March -- should be the last word on Ward. It won't be, of course. An ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon on KHOW, host Dan Caplis, who's been verbally tarring and feathering former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill for several years now, did a Miss America impression following Judge Larry Naves' decision not to give Churchill his old CU job back, accepting the plaudi ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, a documentary currently airing on HBO, includes passages implying that attacks against former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchil ... More >>
As reported here -- a lot -- Westword restaurant critic Jason Sheehan had a book-signing at Katie Mullen's last evening. And that just happened to be the bar where Ward Churchill and attorney David Lane went after their day in court, where they'd told Judge Larry Naves why Churchill deserves to ge ... More >>
Ward Churchill. Another Ward Churchill court appearance, another opportunity for KHOW talk-show hosts Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman to portray the controversial professor, who yesterday argued for reinstatement to his University of Colorado at Boulder job, as the gray roots of all evil. Kudos, the ... More >>
Colorado's longest-running reality show could be drawing to a close. Today, Ward Churchill will get another day in court, when Chief Denver District Judge Larry Naves considers whether he should get his job back at the University of Colorado -- or be paid to go away. Naves presided over the March ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." The promo for Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech made it clear that controversial professor Ward Churchill would be receiving the hero treatment in the HBO documentary -- and l ... More >>
Ward Churchill, in an image from HBO's documentary "Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech." Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech, debuts Monday, June 29, on HBO -- and judging by its trailer, Colorado's own Ward Churchill is a significant player in the documentary. The ... More >>
I caught the Ward Churchill verdict from a thousand miles away, on the nightly news shows. And after all the local hand-wringing about how young these jurors were, it sounds like they got some things right. In its response to any complaints about Ward Churchill, the University of Colorado has alwa ... More >>
Ward Churchill waving his dollar on page one of today's Denver Post. The jurors in Ward Churchill's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado at Boulder didn't want to give either side in the case a clear victory -- hence, their ruling that Churchill only deserved a single gre ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe center of attention. Bethany Newill was one of six jurors who determined the verdict in Ward Churchill's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado at Boulder. Earlier today, she shared her views and observations about the case with Westword, demonstrating the ... More >>
Ward Churchill. The verdict has arrived in Ward Churchill's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado at Boulder, and it's a mixed bag. The jury found that Churchill was dismissed in part because of things he said -- something that, if I remember correctly, is supposed to be p ... More >>
Got a light, Lil' Eichmann? Trials can be really stressful, with all the argumentation and whatnot. Though Ward Churchill's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado has seemed less bombastic than perhaps the drum-beaters might have preferred, no one would blame the chain-smo ... More >>
Ward Churchill on the stand, as seen in an image from Channel 9's coverage of his wrongful termination lawsuit. The most telling line in Denver Post reporter Kevin Vaughan's article about ex-CU professor Ward Churchill's second day of testimony in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the univer ... More >>
Ward Churchill, as drawn by Kenny Be. Much of the Ward Churchill trial to date has been a big tease. Reports suggested that Churchill might take the stand in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado-Boulder as early as March 16. But it wasn't until yesterday that the once ... More >>
A banner from TheRaceToTheBottom.org. In Tuesday's blog "KHOW's Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman Have the Ward Churchill Trial Covered," I shared my view that the aforementioned radio duo's segments about Churchill's wrongful termination suit against the University of Colorado-Boulder are worth heari ... More >>
KHOW's Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman. Today may really be the day when former University of Colorado-Boulder prof Ward Churchill finally takes the stand in his wrongful-termination suit against the school -- if Churchill attorney David Lane finally tires of excoriating law professor Mimi Wesson, t ... More >>
When Ward Churchill faces off against the University of Colorado in Denver Chief District Judge Larry Naves's courtroom today, it will be the culimination of a controversy that dates back not just years, but decades. It wasn't until January 2005, when a student publication complained about the th ... More >>
Ward Churchill. Of the scads of sentences written about former University of Colorado-Boulder prof Ward Churchill over the past several years, the one that best sums up the story was penned by Mike Littwin in a May 2006 column back when he was still scribbling for the Rocky Mountain News. As Littwi ... More >>
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