The Ward Churchill investigations won’t end. The Daily Camera, a newspaper in Boulder, Colo., reports that the committee investigating the University of Colorado professor is considering whether to expand its inquiry into new allegations of research misconduct.
The committee is already reviewing seven charges of misconduct against Mr. Churchill, who became notorious in 2005 for calling some victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks “little Eichmanns” (The Chronicle, September 23, 2005).
The latest charge involves alleged misrepresentations in his 1997 book, A Little Matter of Genocide. The committee is expected to release its findings in early May, and a university spokesman said that the decision could make the new charges “moot.” For his part, Mr. Churchill said the new allegations are merely an attempt to wear him down, “but I don’t wear down.”