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August 24, 2005 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The University of Colorado has dropped two parts of its investigation into Ward L. Churchill, a professor who stirred controversy by comparing the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to Nazis, but is still determining whether he committed plagiarism, Churchill's lawyer confirmed Tuesday.
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April 5, 2013 | By Jenny Deam
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The University of Colorado-Denver stood firm Friday in saying it never barred James E. Holmes from campus, despite newly released court documents that indicate the suspect in the Aurora movie massacre had his student ID card deactivated after he alarmed a school psychiatrist. Dr. Lynne Fenton told campus police officer Lynn Whitten on June 12 - more than a month before the July 20 rampage that killed 12 and injured 70 - that Holmes had "homicidal thoughts" and might be a danger to the public.
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July 25, 2007 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
The University of Colorado on Tuesday fired professor Ward L. Churchill, whose controversial statements comparing victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to Nazis triggered a debate over free speech and scholarship. The university system's regents insisted that their decision was unrelated to Churchill's 2001 essay that called workers in the World Trade Center "little Eichmanns," a reference to Nazi Adolf Eichmann, who was in charge of sending Jews to death camps.
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December 10, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Although it's now legal to smoke weed in Colorado, you still can't secretly feed it to your classmates. Two University of Colorado Boulder students face multiple felony charges after the marijuana-laced brownies they brought to class put their professor in the hospital and sickened seven classmates, campus police said Sunday. November's voter-approved Amendment 64 made Colorado's marijuana laws some of the most relaxed in the nation, but Thomas Ricardo Cunningham, 21, and Mary Elizabeth Essa, 19, may not get much help from it. The pair have been arrested on suspicion of planning and intentionally committing second-degree assault and inducing consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means.
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May 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
An Oklahoma Indian tribe says a besieged University of Colorado professor whose claim of Indian heritage is under investigation "could not prove any Cherokee ancestry." In a statement, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians said it gave Ward Churchill an "honorary associate membership" because he promised to write a tribal history.
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March 8, 2005 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman announced her resignation Monday amid pressure generated by sex and recruiting scandals in the Boulder campus' athletic department and an uproar over comments by a professor who compared the Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi war criminal. "A lot of these issues predate me, but at some point it doesn't matter," Hoffman said in an interview. "President Truman said the buck stops here, and it does.
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April 3, 2009 | DeeDee Correll, Correll writes for The Times.
The University of Colorado professor who likened 9/11 victims to a Nazi leader was fired in retaliation for his controversial remarks, a Denver jury ruled Thursday. Jurors in the wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by Ward L. Churchill agreed with the embattled professor's contention that he was the victim of a "howling mob," not the perpetrator of academic misconduct. However, they awarded him only $1 in damages, an amount Churchill dismissed after the verdict as unimportant.
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March 26, 1989 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Don't believe a word the license plates say here: Oklahoma is not OK. It is embarrassed, confused, angry, bitter and considerably less naive about the inner workings of its once-mighty football program. Reality operates in strange ways. One day, you're on top of the college football polls; the next, you're on probation, as the University of Oklahoma is in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. for the next three seasons.
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July 27, 1990
The University of Colorado and football Coach Bill McCartney announced they have agreed to a contract worth nearly $2 million that will allow the coach to finish his career with the Buffaloes.
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November 12, 1990 | United Press International
More than 100 University of Colorado students became ill over the weekend after eating meals from several campus kitchens, officials said Sunday. The Boulder Health Department was investigating.
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December 6, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel and Jenny Deam, Los Angeles Times
DENVER — In the hours after the Aurora, Colo., movie massacre on July 20, faculty and classmates at suspected gunman James E. Holmes' university were horrified to realize he had once been among them. More than 1,500 emails to and from Holmes were made public Wednesday. The emails — released by the University of Colorado-Denver, where he had been a neuroscience doctoral student — were from Holmes' two university email accounts. An additional 2,300 internal university staff emails surrounding Holmes' alleged attack also were released.
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July 25, 2012 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Citing unidentified law enforcement sources, multiple news outlets reported Wednesday that mass-shooting suspect  James E. Holmes  mailed a notebook before Friday's early-morning theater massacre to the University of Colorado's medical campus, where he had been a doctoral neuroscience student. The university said it received a suspicious package Monday, three days after the assault in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and 58 injured. The package was "immediately investigated and turned over to authorities within hours of delivery," a university statement said.
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April 27, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Perhaps it was hungry, or bored, or wanted to check out evening classes, or maybe it was buffalo hunting. But a 200-pound black bear wandered onto the University of Colorado campus at Boulder on Thursday, leading authorities on a brief chase before it was tranquilized. The bear drew dozens of student onlookers from across the campus, whose sports teams are called the Buffaloes, before it dashed up into a tree for safety. “There was a woman on campus who was putting money in her meter when she felt the bear brush by her,” Brittany Anas, a reporter who covered the story for the local newspaper, the Daily Camera, told the Los Angeles Times.
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February 7, 2011 | By Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times
A study to be released Monday confirms the broad conclusions of a Times' analysis of teacher effectiveness in the Los Angeles Unified School District while raising concerns about the precision of the ratings. FOR THE RECORD: Teacher effectiveness: An article in the Feb. 7 LATExtra section about a University of Colorado study of L.A. Unified School District teacher effectiveness said researchers found that up to 9% of math teachers and 12% of English teachers ended up in different categories than those in a separate analysis by The Times.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2009 | By Joe Flint
Walt Disney Co.'s Preston Padden, who has been one of the entertainment industry's biggest lobbyists in Washington for more than three decades, is retiring as executive vice president of worldwide government relations at the media giant. Padden, 62, will leave his post in January to later become a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School. He will continue to advise Disney on strategic issues in the interim. Disney didn't name a replacement and said it was hiring a search firm to identify candidates.
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July 8, 2009 | DeeDee Correll
The University of Colorado professor who was fired after likening victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to a Nazi leader cannot return to the classroom, a state judge decided Tuesday. Ethnic studies professor Ward L. Churchill had won a lawsuit in April alleging that the university had retaliated against him for exercising his free-speech rights -- not for the academic misconduct of which he was subsequently accused. Yet the jury also awarded him only $1 in damages.
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April 3, 2009 | DeeDee Correll, Correll writes for The Times.
The University of Colorado professor who likened 9/11 victims to a Nazi leader was fired in retaliation for his controversial remarks, a Denver jury ruled Thursday. Jurors in the wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by Ward L. Churchill agreed with the embattled professor's contention that he was the victim of a "howling mob," not the perpetrator of academic misconduct. However, they awarded him only $1 in damages, an amount Churchill dismissed after the verdict as unimportant.
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March 5, 2008 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
Bruce Benson does not have the standard resume of a university president. His formal education ended with a bachelor's degree. Unlike those who made their name in academia, he made millions in oil and then invested his energy and money in Republican politics. He was chairman of the state GOP and national co-chairman of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, and helped fund an interest group that aired attack ads against Colorado Democrats in 2006.
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