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How Much Does It Cost to Fire a Professor?

In the case of Ward Churchill, the answer would be $352,000. The University of Colorado disclosed yesterday the total cost for all the investigations and hearings leading up to the Board of Regents dismissing Ward Churchill as a professor. This amount is only expected to increase because it doesn’t include legal fees that will be associated with Churchill’s lawsuit against the university, which is currently pending in state court.

In 2005, FIRE released an analysis of the situation and FIRE President Greg Lukianoff recently published a piece concerning the next legal steps in this story. Stay tuned to The Torch for more coverage as we continue to follow this case.

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