Former University of Colorado prof hopes to teach this fall
BOULDER, Colorado ” Lawyers for former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill say they hope he can resume teaching this fall after a jury ruled he was wrongly fired for comparing Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi.
The university said it fired Churchill for plagiarism and other research misconduct. Churchill sued, and a jury ruled he was fired for expressing his political views.
The jury awarded him only $1 in damages. The decision on whether he should get his job back is up to a judge.
Churchill has until Monday to formally request reinstatement. University officials say they will challenge the request.
One of Churchill’s lawyers said Wednesday he hopes for a quick ruling that would put Churchill back in the classroom this fall.
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Churchill was a tenured professor of ethnic studies.