January 22, 1994 |
University of Colorado President Judith Albino survived an ouster attempt by members of the faculty and administration. The Board of Regents voted 5-4 late Thursday to keep Albino, but will examine the issue again this summer. Last week, all eight deans and 70 faculty members signed a petition asking Albino to resign. Among other things, they said she was an ineffective leader who did not consult the faculty and students before making decisions.
August 30, 1998 |
The FBI is investigating claims that a University of Colorado football player was involved in a gambling ring run by a former Northwestern quarterback, ESPN reported. Brian Ballarini, who has pleaded guilty to running a bookmaking operation at Northwestern, has implicated an unnamed Colorado player. Ballarini transferred to Colorado in 1995 and graduated last year. Dick Tharp, athletic director at Colorado, said the university has looked into the claims.
May 4, 1997 |
Hundreds of young people rioted until nearly dawn, setting fires, pelting police and firefighters with rocks and bottles and smashing windows after firefighters put out a bonfire near several University of Colorado fraternities. Two police officers and about 20 people were injured. Eleven people among a crowd of 1,500 were arrested after police used tear gas and nonlethal projectiles to quell the melee. Firefighters arrived about 11:30 p.m. to put out a large bonfire.
September 14, 1994 |
A temporary agreement clearing the way for the NCAA to restore the eligibility of five Florida State football players, including All-American linebacker Derrick Brooks, was approved by a federal judge. Brooks, tailback Tiger McMillon and reserve offensive lineman Marcus Long were scheduled to come off a two-game suspension Saturday, but the school was at risk of further penalties if they played without the NCAA restoring their eligibility.
May 17, 2006 |
Ward L. Churchill, a University of Colorado professor who gained notoriety for comparing some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to "little Eichmanns," committed research misconduct and plagiarism in his writings on Native American history, a faculty panel concluded in a report released Tuesday. Churchill's lawyer, David Lane, dismissed the findings as part of an effort to fire the ethnic studies professor for political reasons.
April 3, 2009 |
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.
March 9, 2005 |
From the moment his comments surfaced comparing the victims of Sept. 11 to Nazis, everything about professor Ward L. Churchill has been called into question. His claim to be an American Indian, his scholarship, whether he promotes violence and how he got tenure so quickly are issues now under scrutiny. Most recently, he's been accused of art fraud, replicating paintings by the late Thomas Mails and selling them as his own. He said Mails gave him permission.
December 6, 2007 |
The University of Colorado announced Wednesday that it would pay $2.85 million to settle lawsuits filed by two women who said they were raped by football players, closing the book on a scandal that tarnished the school's athletic department and led to the departure of its chancellor. The assaults allegedly occurred in 2001 when a group of football players and recruits crashed an off-campus party in Boulder.