The University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was withdrawn after he posted controversial, anti-Israel comments on Twitter.
Steven Salaita’s appointment to teach at the University of Illinois was formally rejected by the Board of Trustees, meeting Thursday on the Urbana campus.
Professor Steven Salaita won't be at today's U of I Board of Trustees meeting, but his presence will be felt. He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded. And in a last minute change, the Trustees will vote on his appointment today.
For weeks, all that many people at the University of Illinois Urbana campus had heard from Steven Salaita were the controversial comments he had Tweeted about Israel over the summer --- comments that cost him his U of I faculty appointment. But Salaita broke his silence Tuesday, at a news conference where he said he would fight for reinstatement.
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Steven Salaita, whose faculty appointment to the University of Illinois was cancelled amid controversy over social media messages about Israel, will speak on the Urbana campus for the first time since his faculty appointment was withdrawn.
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Nearly 400 University of Illinois faculty have signed a petition supporting Urbana campus Chancellor Phyllis Wise's decision to withdraw Steven Salaita's appointment after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter.