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The University rescinded its offer of a tenured position in the American-Indian studies department after Salaita made controversial remarks on Twitter about the Israeli-Palestinian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.
Political attack ads go with the territory of running for office. But as Amanda Vinicky reports, one candidate says a new ad crosses the line. And he's suing over it.
A retired University of Illinois physicist is questioning whether a Nobel Prize awarded to three scientists Tuesday ignores the work he and others did to invent the world's first LED.
The Indiana attorney general's office is telling all county clerks in the state that they must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning that the Syrian border town of Kobani is on the verge of being captured by the self-declared Islamic State.
Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.
A trio of scientists, two from Japan and one from the U.S., will share the Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), leading to a new, environmentally friendly light source.
Republican Tom Cross has served more than 20 years in the Illinois Legislature. But he stepped down as House Minority Leader in 2013 to run for State Treasurer against Democratic Champaign Senator Mike Frerichs.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is reaffirming his commitment to traditional marriage but says he will follow the law regarding unions of same-sex couples.
First, the president held at $50,000 a head fundraiser for Governor Pat Quinn. This week, the First Lady and Gloria Steinem will stump for him. Over the weekend, it was actor Martin Sheen's turn.