Last night, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted 8-1 to fire controversial professor Ward Churchill for academic misconduct. This story has received widespread coverage including articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required), Inside Higher Ed, the Denver Post, and The New York Times. According to at least one news report, Ward Churchill’s lawyer has promised to respond to the firing by filing a lawsuit in Denver District Court as early as this morning challenging the decision on constitutional grounds.
Make sure to check back later today for analysis of the Churchill firing from FIRE’s President Greg Lukianoff.
Schools: University of Colorado at Boulder