Churchill to take stand in attempt to reclaim University of Colorado job
DENVER, Colorado ” Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is expected to take the stand Monday in his lawsuit to reclaim his job after being fired over allegations of plagiarism and research misconduct.
Churchill triggered national outrage with an essay comparing some Sept. 11 victims to Nazi Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust. Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and other politicians wanted Churchill fired in January 2005.
Churchill was fired in July 2007 after the university launched an investigation into some of his other writings.
Churchill’s attorney David Lane says his client was the victim of a “howling mob” looking for a pretext to fire him.
The university has said the investigation was fair.