Churchill Wars Continue

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Scott Jaschik | Inside Higher Ed | 28 March 2005 Both Ward Churchill and one of his legislative critics compared the University of Colorado to an asylum this weekend — showing that the debate over the controversial professor has not been put to rest by a university review released Thursday. Churchill says that the […]

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Columbia Panel Reports No Proof of Anti-Semitism

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) KAREN W. ARENSON | The New York Times | 31 March 2005 An ad hoc faculty committee charged with investigating complaints that pro-Israel Jewish students were harassed by pro-Palestinian professors at Columbia University said it had found one instance in which a professor “exceeded commonly accepted bounds” of behavior when he became angry at […]

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Columbia Chief Tackles Dispute Over Professors

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) KAREN W. ARENSON | New York Times | 24 March 2005 Faced with complaints that Columbia University has tolerated anti-Semitism and intimidation in its Middle East studies classes, Columbia’s president said last night that academic freedom has some limits when it comes to the classroom and the broader educational experience. “We should not elevate […]

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Embattled professor won’t back down

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) CNN | CNN.COM | 18 March 2005 BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — Stacks of papers sit on a sun-drenched table in the home of University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, some full of praise and others full of dark threats and unprintable insults. In one message, liberal scholar Noam Chomsky calls Churchill’s achievements of inestimable […]

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Academic Integrity Travestied at Columbia Middle East Studies Conference

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Terri Ginsberg | Zmag | 14 March 2005 On Sunday, March 6, Columbia University hosted a conference called “The Middle East and Academic Integrity on the American Campus.” Despite its repeated and advertised calls for “balance” and “objectivity” in academic scholarship, the gathering exemplified nothing of academic integrity. The conference was sponsored by U.S. […]

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University Senate Meets, Responds to MEALAC Debate

From the www.monabaker.com archive (legacy material) Lisa Hirschmann | Columbia Spectator | 28 February 2005 The University Senate returned to its discussion of improving Columbia’s grievance procedures on Friday in response to the ongoing MEALAC controversy, but it began with President Bollinger’s first public criticism of the New York City Department of Education’s recent dismissal of Rashid Khalidi from a […]

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