Colorado Announces Results of Churchill Investigation

March 25, 2005

Check out the article “U. of Colorado Will Investigate Allegations of Misconduct Against Controversial Professor”  (subscription required) in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education:

Administrators at the University of Colorado at Boulder have affirmed that the First Amendment protects statements made by Ward Churchill, the ethnic-studies professor who likened victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks to "little Eichmanns."

But a seven-week review of the professor’s work, they said, turned up allegations of research misconduct that should be investigated by a faculty committee and could lead to disciplinary action, including his dismissal.

FIRE started that Churchill’s speech was protected in our February 9th letter to the University of Colorado. Many issues remain, however, and FIRE is working on a more detailed analysis of the University’s report.

Schools:  University of Colorado Boulder