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

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University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire Steven Salaita, the professor whose job offer was withdrawn after he posted controversial, anti-Israel comments on Twitter.







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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  He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded.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 10, 2014

President Sending More Troops To Combat Islamic State

By The Associated Press

President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.




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