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AP - Illinois Public Media News - October 01, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 29, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

GOP Opposition To School Funding Bill Irks Sen. Manar

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Senator Andy Manar testifies during a Senate Committee hearing in April.

House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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 ~ Comment (0)

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The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter this summer.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

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Salaita Supporters Say Would-Be Professor’s Case Is Far From Over

By Hannah Meisel

Supporters of Steven Salaita hold signs and chant outside the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.

Supporters of a would-be University of Illinois professor say they're not going to stop protesting a week and a half after the Board of Trustees voted to not hire Steven Salaita. A few dozen of the professor's allies on campus showed up to rally and speak at an Academic Senate meeting Monday.

Categories: Education, Human Rights


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 22, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

More Campuses “Ready To Respond”

By Amanda Vinicky

College students are back on campus and classes are underway.  Parents at some Illinois schools have extra assurance their kids will be safe when they're at school.

Categories: Education, Government

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Columbia Law Prof Argues For A Salaita Lawsuit, Trustee Kennedy Defends Vote

By Hannah Meisel, with Addtional Reporting from The Associated Press

Clarification: Katherine Franke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the organizations representing Steven Salaita.

A prominent law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case.  But University of Illinois Trustee Chris Kennedy is standing by the Board's decision.

Categories: Education, Law


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 16, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Prof. Salaita

By The Associated Press

University of Illinois Urbana Phyllis Wise told a committee of faculty leaders Monday that she regretted the uproar caused by the decision not hire a professor whose Twitter messages were considered by some to be anti-Semitic.


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