Professors Under Fire

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Three teachers at state universities face questions about their futures over comments they allegedly made, according to the professors or school officials.

University of Colorado ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill sparked a firestorm over a post-September 11th essay he wrote, while a student at Colorado State University-Pueblo has accused anthropology professor Dan Forsyth of calling Mexicans "a lazy and bitter people" during class. Forsyth denies the accusation.

Meanwile C-U history instructor Phil Mitchell says he is being forced out because of his Christian faith and conservative politics. But C-U spokeswoman Pauline Hale says Mitchell's appointment was shortened from three years to one to allow more flexibility in personnel decisions.