Friday, November 11

Ward Churchill and the Front Range follies

The latest chapter in the Front Range saga is that one of the scholars assigned to reviewing Churchill's work has quit the committee. This was reported by the Denver Post.
The resignation of one of the scholars appointed to a committee investigating University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill could delay the inquiry, a committee official said Thursday.
Bruce Johansen, it seems, resigned under public pressure regarding a conflict of interest.
Bruce Johansen, professor of Native American studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, resigned from the committee this week after an anti-Churchill Web site suggested Johansen would be prone to "mutual back-scratching" because Churchill endorsed a book he edited.
More delays don't help though. CU needs to get this committee moving and get the investigation completed, so us taxpayers can stop paying for this sort of nonsense.