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by Edward ODaniel / March 26, 2005 1:53 AM PST
March 24, 2005, 8:01 a.m.
The Seven Faces of ?Dr.? Churchill


Does Ward Churchill even exist?


Dr., Native American, original artist, serious scholar, combat veteran, highly recruited and sought-after academic, ex-Weatherman mentor: How many ? if any ? of these seven faces of our real-life Dr. Lao are true?

Professors outside the arts at major research universities are supposed to have Ph.D.s. The phantom Ward Churchill does not. How he was hired, promoted, and tenured without a doctorate is a mystery ? the equivalent of a high-school teacher credentialed with an AA degree, or a medical doctor operating without an M.D.

Ward Churchill proclaimed that he is a Native American of various tribal affiliations; he is not. Even his ridiculous costumes, occasional threats, and puerile rants cannot disguise that fact.


Old hat but interesting. Something that hasn't been mentioned before though are his claims of "Churchill has spoken of the firsthand trauma of battle service as a combat veteran, both as a paratrooper and as a sniper ? among the most hazardous of corps in the United States military. Once again, there is no such evidence that he served in any capacity other than what his official duties in a motor pool and as a projectionist entailed. which alone should get him dismissed from any position of any sort involving young and impressionable persons.

One wonders why he never got around to describing himself as a homosexual Native American who used to be a black female who had to walk to school on crutches over 2 miles each way and uphill both coming and going.

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lol
by Mark5019 / March 26, 2005 2:02 AM PST
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wonders never cease when it comes to Churchill the magnificent(sarcasm)

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(NT) (NT) Wrong dept. Should've been Creative Writing. LOL
by Cindi Haynes / March 26, 2005 2:28 AM PST
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