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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

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law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case.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



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 11, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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  He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded.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



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014

Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

by Patti Neighmond

Artwork by Rob Donnelly for NPR

There's no question alcohol is a factor in the majority of sexual assaults on campus. And alcohol is abundant and very present at most colleges today.  In fact, federal health officials say more than 80 percent of college students drink.






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