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Thank you Ward Churchill

In a wierd twisted way Ward Churchill has performed a major service for the very principle that he abuses, Academic Freedom. In an NRO article, Victor David Hanson tears down the facade that Churchill erected around himself. Instead he focused the ire where it belonged, not on Churchills abuse of academic freedom, but on his poor scholarship.

Churchill should serve as a reminder to those of us who stand in front of a classroom that our 'Academic freedom' comes with a price - Academic Honesty. Our job is not to indoctrinate or convince, rather to educate and enable our students to draw appropriate conclusions based on reality.

The CU administration acted, IMHO in the right manner yesterday when they decided to address the appropriate act - Churchills poor academics, rather than his abuse of his first amendment rights.