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May 23, 2011 7:52 PM by Gene Cotton

Churchill finds new venue in western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former University of Colorado professor initially invited to speak by a Grand Junction church only to have his later invitation revoked has been offered another venue.

The Daily Sentinel reported Monday that Ward Churchill will be speak at a public park on Memorial Day.

Churchill was fired in 2007 after allegations of research misconduct. A university review of his work concluded he had plagiarized some writings.

The university was pressured to fire Churchill after he compared Sept. 11 victims as "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who helped orchestrate the Holocaust.

Churchill was initially invited speak at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Valley by the Confluence Media Collective. The church withdrew its offer saying they didn't want to offend military families with the event.

 

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