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Colorado governor still wants Churchill fired

Colorado Gov. Bill Owens (R) on Wednesday said controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill should be fired because his research has been questioned.

Owens wants to know how Churchill received tenure at CU, which receives limited funding from the state. "If he wasn't competent and didn't act with a sense of integrity, we have every right to discipline him, and that could include firing him," Owens said on CNN.

Churchill said he won't apologize for an essay linking the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to Nazis. He is being defended by the American Indian Movement of Colorado, which supports his claim of Indian ancestry. Churchill says he is 3/16 Cherokee but is not enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe.

Get the Story:
Owens renews call to fire Churchill (The Boulder Daily Camera 2/10)
CU prof's writings doubted (The Denver Post 2/10)
Indian heritage in doubt (The Washington Times 2/10)

Churchill's 9/11 Essay:
"Some People Push Back" On the Justice of Roosting Chickens (Pockets of Resistance September 2001)

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