Monday, June 26, 2006

Colorado University Set To Fire Ward Churchill

KMGH 7, the ABC affiliate in Denver is reporting that CU is ready to fire the outspoken professor, who has often made irrational and irresponsible statements that I can in no way, ever support. But being the proponent of free speech that am, I will not criticize him based on the utterly ridiculous claims, he has made.

He, like many others I criticize, has the right to say whatever he wants, even if it's dead wrong. But I, in no way, would accept academic fraud at any level. And that folks is precisely what he is being canned for. In all arguments, realize that one thing and all other arguments become null and void. No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, you cannot defend it. It goes against all rules of scholarship, academics, and performance. It is wrong. There are no, yes he was wrong, buts, here. There are NO excuses accepted. None, nada, nil, zilch, zippola, zero, cero, etc......

Besides that, he will be fine. He will get a book deal.


Cross posted at The Wide Awakes

6 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Churchill can practice his freedom of speech somewhere else and not on the taxpayers' backs. I have to wonder how many students he intimidated in his class. A prof has a lot of power. I know from my own years at the university that I often had to regurgitate back the profs' views, even if they were contrary to my own.

BabyHair said...

I agree. Many professors are politically left or right and a student has to agree with them on all matters if they are going to pass the course. The question is this: Was Churchill fair to students who disagreed with him politically? If he was, he shouldn't be fired. If he was unfair, he should be fired as well as all other professors who are unfair. Treat all students fairly and respectfully.

G_in_AL said...

good

Always On Watch said...

BabyHair said, If he was unfair, he should be fired as well as all other professors who are unfair.

Some teaching positions would then open up! :)

kev said...

LASunsett, I would agree with you if only it were a case of free speech in universities, free all the way around. It seems if your talking points are all aimed toward the left, then it's free speech, no matter if you even advocate the overthrow of this government. But if you happen to be a conservative professor, a rather rare bird, I'm quite sure, your speech is not so free.

jcrue said...

Let's see if his fellow "academics" vote to let him go - they have final say you know.

I wonder if their politics outweigh the integrity of their academic instituion.