There has been a s**t-storm of controversy swirling around Ward Churchill since his (insert your own adjective) statements comparing 9/11 victims to an infamous Nazi war criminal. Those statements prompted the governor of Colorado to call for his dismissal, and the University of Colorado Board of Regents to investigate the possibility of doing so. His situation has generated a lot of heated discussion on our campus listserve over the past few weeks.
Churchill will hold a public lecture, “Speaking Truth to Power: Academic Freedom in the Age of Terror,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at the UH Art Auditorium. I’m going to be on the Manoa campus that evening, appearing on a TV show at 8PM, and hoping to catch at least part of his lecture.