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Looks like Beirut university nixed Steven Salaita hire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00am 4/14/2016 at 10:00am

Steven Salaita, you may recall, was the controversial anti-Israel professor whose hate-tweeting caused the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to decline to hire him for a tenured position. The University asserted that Salaita only had a contingent offer subject to Board approval, and that approval never happened.

Salaita is active in the Boycott...

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Settlement: Steven Salaita gives up claim to faculty job

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:08am 11/12/2015 at 11:08am

The saga of controversial anti-Israel professor Steven Salaita is coming to an end, at least as concerns the University of Illinois.

Salaita, whose inflammatory tweets prior to and during the 2014 Gaza conflict caused the Board of Trustees not to approve his conditional offer of a tenured position, sued in federal court....

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Steven Salaita lawsuit survives Motion to Dismiss (Update – Chancellor Resigns)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 1:34pm 8/6/2015 at 1:34pm

The Court in the Steven Salaita lawsuit, arising out of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees’ decision not to hire him, has just issued a Memorandum and Opinion [Full Embed at bottom of post] which allows his key claims to move forward.

For background on the case, see our prior posts:

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Court to rule May 21 whether to dismiss Steven Salaita case

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 3/10/2015 at 7:00pm

The Trustees and senior officers of the University of Illinois, who are defendants in the federal lawsuit by Steven Salaita, filed a motion to dismiss the case on February 24.  Salaita, you will recall, had tweeting issues, to put it mildly.

At a court hearing today, the Judge set down a briefing...

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U. Illinois Trustees seek to throw out Steven Salaita federal lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:13pm 2/25/2015 at 8:13pm

In late January 2015, Steven Salaita filed a federal lawsuit against the Trustees of the University of Illinois and certain of its senior officers, alleging that they violated Salaita’s contractual and First Amendment rights.

The lawsuit concerns the Trustees refusal to approve a contingent offer of tenured employment after Salaita’s bizarre Twitter...

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U. Illinois: Steven Salaita “lacked the professional fitness to serve on the faculty”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2:22pm 1/29/2015 at 2:22pm

Earlier today we reported that controversial former professor Steven Salaita had filed a federal lawsuit over his non-hiring. I identified what I saw as a glaring defect in the Complaint.

The University of Illinois has responded with a Statement which previews how the case will be defended.

The defense hones in on...

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Steven Salaita files federal lawsuit over non-hiring (Update: Glaring defect)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:57am 1/29/2015 at 11:57am

Steven Salaita, the controversial former professor who was denied a tenured job at the University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, has filed a lawsuit against the university trustees and unnamed (“John Doe”) donors who allegedly pressured the university. The one trustee who voted in favor of hiring, James Montgomery, w...

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U. Illinois: Steven Salaita non-hiring final, will not reconsider

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:30pm 1/15/2015 at 4:30pm

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has just issued a statement that it will not reconsider its decision not to hire controversial anti-Israel activist Steven Salatia.

Salaita had a contingent offer of employment, requiring Board approval for the tenured position. That approval was denied in early September, after Salaita’s tweets raised...

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Five Prominent Faculty at U. Illinois – Urbana Champaign come out against Salaita hire

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 5:21pm 1/7/2015 at 5:21pm

In late December, the faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign issued a Report and recommendations on the refusal of the Board of Trustees to grant tenure to former Virginia Tech Professor Steven...

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U. Illinois Faculty Committee fails to call for Steven Salaita position restoration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 2:45pm 12/23/2014 at 2:45pm

The faculty Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has issued a Report and recommendations on the refusal of the Board of Trustees to grant tenure to former Virginia Tech Professor Steven Salaita.

The Report is being spun by Salaita supporters as a victory, but the details actually...

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Syracuse Univ. Faculty Senate Tables Pro-Salaita Resolution…Again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:30pm 11/9/2014 at 8:30pm

(WAJ Note:  This is a GUEST POST regarding an attempt by some Syracuse University faculty to pass a faculty Senate resolution supporting Steven Salaita, who was denied a tenured position at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  We are running this Guest Post because such resolutions have been or are being brought at...

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Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy

http://youtu.be/wmy04mXQ6sU
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:45am 9/26/2014 at 11:45am
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Brian Leiter is the pugnacious U. Chicago philosophy and law professor, whose claim to fame is his blog ranking of philosophy departments, and to a much lesser extent, law schools.  We touched on Leiter before with regard to his attacks on Prof. Glenn Reynolds and other “right-wing” law professor bloggers with whom...

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U. Illinois Board of Trustees votes down Steven Salaita

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/11/2014 at 1:00pm

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees just voted on the recommendation of a tenured position for Steven Salaita.

The issue became highly controversial when UI at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise first declined to forward the recommendation to the Board.

Salaita’s tweets about Jews, Israel and Gaza caused a wide-ranging debate on social...

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Chancellor issues campus-wide email explaining Salaita decision (Update: Trustees and officials support)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 2:23pm 8/22/2014 at 2:23pm

Prior to a few minutes ago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had not commented publicly about the reasoning behind the decision not to complete the hiring process for Professor Steven Salaita.

There was a lot of protest, including a petition and academic boycotts, meant to pressure the university into changing its...

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Con Law Profs letter supporting Steven Salaita rests on speculative ground

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:40pm 8/17/2014 at 6:40pm

The denial of employment by the University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign (UI-UC) to Steven Salaita has created a storm of controversy within academia, with reports also circulating superficially in the mainstream media.

The news first broke on August 6, 2014, in an article at Inside Higher Ed, Out of a Job, which noted...

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Steven Salaita petition organizer wants to “uproot” Israel

https://twitter.com/rima123/status/485851623374086144
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:25pm 8/9/2014 at 5:25pm
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If reports are true, Steven Salaita’s horrific and bizarre Twitter feed cost him a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As of this moment, the reason behind the denial of a position is not known, but that hasn’t stopped Salaita’s supporters from portraying the denial as based on Salaita’s...

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Steven Salaita case is anti-Israel academic boycotters’ “do unto others” moment

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:35pm 8/8/2014 at 3:35pm

For background on the controversy surrounding Steven Salaita, who was denied a job offer at U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign allegedly due to his tweets, see my prior posts:

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