Monday, June 26, 2006

I'll believe it when I see his bags or back 

THyere has been an announcment in the last hour or so that the University of Colorado has issued a letter of dismissal to Ward Churchill. According to PirateBallerina, Churchill now has ten days to appeal the recommendation to a faculty committee. I know, I know, another committee! But tenure is such that I prefer to see them work through the whole process. Hopefully the next committee continues to understand what the previous committee did -- regardless of your feelings over Churchill's "Little Eichmanns" statement and whether the university pursued him for this, academic fraud must be prosecuted and punished no matter what the motives of the prosecution.

I'll still be "surprised" if he's dismissed, but at least that's down from "shocked".