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Ward Churchill

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Ward Churchill case: Did he really only want $1 in lawsuit against CU?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Ward Churchill's CU rehiring bid reaches Colorado Supreme Court

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    CU's treatment of Ward Churchill, Phil Mitchell makes it questionable employer, report finds

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Reader: Ward Churchill's firing deserved even if he didn't compare 9/11 victims to a Nazi

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Ward Churchill case heading to Colorado Supreme Court: Not about 9/11, attorney says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Ward Churchill: CU-Boulder has been worse off since prof fired no matter what Glenn Beck says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Glenn Beck calls out Ward Churchill, who appears at an Arizona protest (video)

    Ward Churchill​Former 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Ward Churchill defending Constitution, Court of Appeals trashing it, says David Lane of CU case

    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 >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Ward Churchill case: CU firing should be nixed in name of academic freedom, says David Lane

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Ward Churchill appeal: If he doesn't win, "tenure means nothing anymore," says lawyer David Lane

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top ten events of the decade, as covered by Westword

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: You be the judge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Dismissed professor summer bromance

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The end of the Ward?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    The appeal of the Ward Churchill verdict

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    ACTA weighs in on the Ward Churchill decision

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Smoke 'em if you got 'em

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Beating Caplis and Silverman in the Ward Churchill debate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Ward without end

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Ward Churchill, HBO and an effective speech to the choir

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Ward Churchill to get hero treatment in HBO documentary

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The verdict is in

    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 always ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Should Ward Churchill be celebrating? Probably...

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    CU students not exactly riveted by Ward Churchill trial

    Despite all the attention given to Ward Churchill's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado at Boulder, most of the students quizzed by NewsTeamBoulder for a clip recently posted to YouTube weren't exactly up-to-speed on the case. True, the controversy rings a bell with some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Juror Bethany Newill talks about the Ward Churchill trial

    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 seriousness and thoughtfulness that wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Potential Ward Churchill victory sends KHOW's Craig Silverman into freak-out mode

    Big, fat surprise: Lawyer and KHOW talk-show host Craig Silverman didn't reply to my latest interview request regarding the subject of two recent More Messages blogs: "Is KHOW's Craig Silverman Giving Tips to CU's Attorney in the Ward Churchill Trial?" and "KHOW's Craig Silverman Responds -- Sort Of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    A Psychedelic Experience for Ward Churchill?

    It's been a long trial, and former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill probably needs a mental break from his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the school (a case that has gone to the jury and could wrap up as early as today). And what better place to loosen your mind than at The Psy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Ward Churchill wins...a dollar

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Is Ward Churchill sneaking cigs in the Denver County Courthouse men's room?

    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-smoking professor for grabbing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Bill O'Reilly on Ward Churchill: The ego has landed

    As pointed out in this morning's Wake-Up Call, Fox News bloviator Bill O'Reilly and his guests spent part of last night's O'Reilly Factor arguing that, based on the evidence presented thus far, Ward Churchill is destined to lose his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado-Bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Ward Churchill's second day on the stand: not exactly scintillating

    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 university was its last one: "At one point, [Judge Larry] Naves suddenly called a recess after he saw that one of the j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    At long last, the star of the Ward Churchill trial takes the stage

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Take that, Caplis and Silverman: DU student website brings legal expertise to Ward Churchill trial coverage

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    KHOW's Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman have the Ward Churchill trial covered

    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, that is. And among the best ways to keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Churchill loses a job, kids look for them

    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 then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Don't expect this week's trial to resolve the Ward Churchill case

    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 >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Who moved my economically stimulating cheese?

    If you stumble upon bad blogs, keep it to yourself. If you find good ones, let us know here. Will the economic-stimulus package's funding for schools be money down a rat hole? Only vermin know for sure. (Education News Colorado) The handsomest president ever speaks -- but he still hasn't gotten hi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Dick Wadhams Reads From the Ward Churchill Phrase Book

    "Ritter's Approval Rating Slips, New Poll Reports," from the July 24 Denver Post, reveals that only 41 percent of respondents to a Rasmussen Reports poll felt that Colorado Governor Bill Ritter was doing a "good" or an "excellent" job at the time of the survey. That sort of information makes Colorad ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Another Dispute Between Ward Churchill and the Daily Camera

    A More Messages blog from January 30 includes an e-mail Q&A with Ward Churchill, who responded to a query about the dropping of charges against one of his supporters over an episode involving Boulder Daily Camera reporter Heath Urie. However, the final section of the communique was temporarily omitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    More on the Ward Churchill-Daily Camera Dust-up

    The January 31 Message includes an update about an incident involving Boulder Daily Camera reporter Heath Urie and a supporter of professor/controversy magnet Ward Churchill. The item includes the first public comments either Urie or Churchill has made about the case -- and there's much more from bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    More Fallout From the Dustup at a Ward Churchill Class

    The October 18 edition of the Message dissects a confrontation at an October 2 class taught by recently fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill involving Heath Urie, a reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera. Among the additional developments: an article in the Campus Press, CU's online ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    Ward Churchill Butts Heads With a Reporter

    What started as a simple class visit has now resulted in an arrest warrant.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007

    No Word on Ward

    How much of a distraction has embattled Professor Ward Churchill been to folks at the University of Colorado-Boulder? A June 6 press release sent out by Michelle McKinney, director of communications for CU president Hank Brown, offers a clue.

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Up Front

    Everything you need to know about Denver's dailies is on page one.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    The End of the Ward

    Back in 1994, Vernon Bellecourt and the national American Indian Movement asked the University of Colorado to investigate whether Ward Churchill obtained tenure through deception, "billing himself as an American Indian writer, scholar and artist," Bellecourt told Westword. He added that the universi ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Failure to Communicate

    CU has made many mistakes over the past eighteen months -- and its PR team made most of them worse.

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    June 2, 2005
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    March 24, 2005
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