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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Prof. Salaita Pleads His Case In Chicago

By Tony Serabia

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(Duration: 7:05)

Steven Salaita speaks at the University of Illinois September 9.

Nearly a month after the University of Illinois Board of Trustees rejected his appointment, Steven Salaita is speaking at Chicago area universities this week about what he says was a violation of academic freedom. 

The University rescinded its offer of a tenured position in the American-Indian studies department after Salaita made controversial remarks on Twitter about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Steven Salaita talked with Illinois Public Radio’s Tony Sarabia on WBEZ's 'Morning Shift' about what happened in his view, why -  and what might come next.

The professor spoke at Northwestern University Monday, and has speeches this week at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and DePaul University. 

One scheduled for Tuesday at the U of I's Chicago campus was cancelled.  The Chicago Tribune speculated that could mean the university is close to a financial settlement with the professor.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 07, 2014

Report: Prof. Salaita Cancels UIC Address

By Jeff Bossert

Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 01, 2014

Prof. Salaita Plans Speeches In Chicago Area

By The Associated Press

Steven Salaita speaking at the University YMCA September 9.

An academic who lost a University of Illinois job offer because of profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages plans a series of talks at Chicago-area universities.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Academic Freedom Expert Doubts Salaita’s Tenure Status

By Jim Meadows

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(Duration: 7:14)

University of Illinois Professor Emeritus Cary Nelson

Was Steven Salaita's University of Illinois faculty appointment protected when he posted controversial Twitter posts criticizing Israel? Cary Nelson says yes, but only if Salaita was already protected by tenure.

Categories: Education

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Columbia Law Professor: Salaita Un-Hiring Illegal On Constitutional, Contractual Grounds

By Hannah Meisel

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(Duration: 6:59)

Columbia University Law Professor Katherine Franke

The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter this summer. 

Categories: Education, Law

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