A panel's report that may conclude whether the University of Colorado has grounds to fire a tenured ethnic studies professor is NOT finished, and may not be ready for another two weeks.
A three-person committee has been investigating the works of professor Ward Churchill to determine whether he violated the terms of his scholarship, and whether the school has any legal right to dismiss him. A report on the group's findings had been expected last week, then was postponed until at least today.
The Denver Post cites unidentified sources in reporting that the delay has raised the possibility the school might resume buyout talks with Churchill -- using money from a private donor.
Those talks broke down last week amid allegations of plagiarism against Churchill.
A professor from a university in Nova Scotia says her work appeared without her permission and without credit in an essay that had Churchill's name on it.
Churchill has denied the allegation.