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Hearing On Coal Mine Draws Large, Divided Crowd

By Jim Meadows

Jonathan Ashbrook testifies against the Bulldog Mine proposal at a state hearing in Georgetown, IL.

More than 170 people tuned out at an informal state hearing in Georgetown Tuesday night, to voice their opinions about a new coal mine that Sunrise Coal plans for southwest Vermilion County.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - October 08, 2014

Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won’t Work

by Anders Kelto

A health official uses a thermometer on a passenger in Nigeria.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden has said his organization will soon be implementing new health screening procedures at U.S. airports. It's part of an ongoing effort to control the spread of Ebola.


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

Prof. Salaita Pleads His Case In Chicago

By Tony Serabia

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The University rescinded its offer of a tenured position in the American-Indian studies department after Salaita made controversial remarks on Twitter about the Israeli-Palestinian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






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