Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill no longer is a member of the faculty but he is holding classes on campus after his dismissal following a controversial Sept. 11 essay comparing victims to a Nazi leader.
The classes, covering topics including colonialism, genocide and racism, are organized by the students who then invite Churchill to speak.
"We feel Ward has a right to say what he wants to say," Aaron Smith, a political science and ethnic studies senior, told FOXNews.com.
Smith, one of the discussions' organizers, said about 75 students usually show up but it is hard to get them to commit to assignments since they can't receive grades for them...
The University of Colorado says Churchill is allowed on campus since he is a private citizen but students cannot receive academic credit for attending the discussions...
The university does not recognize the discussions as courses or an official representation of the University of Colorado academic work, (university spokesman) Hilliard said.
He plagiarized. He lied about being a Native American. He even passed off someone else's painting as one of his own.