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May 17, 2011 5:47 PM by Gene Cotton

Former CU professor to speak in western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former University of Colorado professor known for his comparison of Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi plans to speak in western Colorado.

The Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday that an alternative media group, Confluence Media Collective, invited Ward Churchill to speak in Grand Junction Memorial Day weekend.

Officials with the group say they're willing to let him cover any topic he chooses. They're paying him $350 and providing lodging.

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.

 

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