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AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 09, 2014

4 Things To Know About Obama’s Islamic State Strategy

By Scott Neuman

President Obama is set to meet congressional leaders this afternoon to outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He is scheduled to address the nation on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to make that strategy public.


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 ~ Comment (0)

Salaita to Speak on Urbana Campus Tuesday

By Jim Meadows

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media messages about Israel, will speak on the Urbana campus for the first time since his faculty appointment was withdrawn.

Categories: Education


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 08, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

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.

Categories: Community, Education


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