Mar 14, 2005 / 22:00 pm
University of Colorado professor Phil Mitchell has been eating lunch with students in the campus’ Sewell Hall dining room almost every day for the last 10 years. Last Friday however, the conversation was a little different.
Mitchell learned almost four weeks ago from his superior, William Wei that after nearly 21 years of teaching history at CU, the award-winning professor was being terminated.
The announcement came last week amid charges of sub-standard teaching and accusations of preaching to his students, but Mitchell gathered with the lunchtime crowd just the same to discuss the latest move of a University who keeps making headlines.
Critics of CU’s administration are crying rat in light of the recent Ward Churchill scandal. Churchill, an Ethnic Studies professor at the university, compared some victims of the 9-11 tragedy to Nazi architect, Adolf Eichman.