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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 11, 2014

Trustees Reject Salaita Hire On 8-1 Vote

By Hannah Meisel and Scott Cameron, with Additional Reporting from The Associated Press

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Backers of Prof. Salaita at the U of I Trustees meeting.

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University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was withdrawn after he posted controversial, anti-Israel comments on Twitter.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 11, 2014

Does Prof. Salaita Have A Compelling Argument For Reinstatement?

By Hannah Meisel

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Steven Salaita at the University YMCA Tuesday.

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  He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded.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.


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

Prof. Salaita Speaks Publicly For First Time About Losing U of I Position

By Jim Meadows and Hannah Meisel

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Steven Salaita speaks at the University YMCA.

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.



AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

By The Associated Press

Members of the 2013 Penn State football team take the field.

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014

Animal Sciences Faculty Sign Letter Supporting Wise

By Jim Meadows

While faculty at some University of Illinois departments have passed no-confidence votes against their Chancellor, faculty at one department are uniting to support her.

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