Wednesday, May 17, 2006
The University of Colorado committee charged with investigating the seven serious charges of academic fraud against Ward Churchill has returend its verdict: guilty on every count. "Four of the five members of the investigative panel said ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill should be suspended without pay, though one said he should be fired."
This white man who found the burden of his whiteness so great in the PC era he had to become a fake Indian decided that once you've faked your identity you might as well fake your academic research too. "A [Rocky Mountain] News investigation in June found that while Churchill has maintained for decades that he is part Cherokee and Creek, there is no evidence of any Indian ancestry in his family tree." This America-hater who famously called the terrorist victims "little Eichmanns" who deserved their horrific deaths has been pulling down nearly $100k from the taxpayers of Colorado—without even having the benefit of a doctorate. Nice work if you can get it, but it looks like he won't be getting it much longer. His wife is already resigning, and even the Democrats are now calling for his blood. "Research misconduct is considered one of the most serious offenses a faculty member can commit. And the investigative committee concluded that Churchill had consistently committed it."
It's hard to get a scam this good going most of the time, so don't expect him to roll over gently any time soon. My prediction: a golden parachute of several million courtesy of the taxpayers of Colorado. Don't let the door hit you on the way out Wardie.
Update: I don't want to exaggerate the facts here. They're damning enough on their own. Reader Rich says that he was found guilty of only six of the charges. But my source here seems to indicate that he's guilty on all seven, at least to some degree.