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The Lessons Learned From Salaita’s Incendiary Tweets

Steven Salaita speaking at the YMCA at the University of Illinois campus in 2014.

Steven Salaita speaking at the YMCA on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus in 2014. Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

A debate over academic freedom of speech was ignited in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to professor Steven Salaita over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.  NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with the professor about his experience.