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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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Anti-Israel Prof. Steve Salaita loses job offer at U. Illinois over hateful tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 7:12am 8/6/2014 at 7:12am

We previously featured Virginia Tech, and soon-to-be U. Illinois  (at Urbana-Champaign) Professor Steven Salaita, someone committed to the destruction of Israel, for his tweet partly blaming Zionism for anti-Semitic outbursts around the world:

That was not even the worst of his tweets. I’ve been following his account for months now, and his Twitter...

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Pioneering University HIV/AIDS researcher sacked over accurate but politically incorrect court testimony

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 26, 2014 at 7:15pm 5/26/2014 at 7:15pm
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The attacks on a University of Virginia law professor for expressing legal views not in keeping with the views of some LGBT activists and much of the political establishment has created a stir in legal academia.

In Jamaica, a somewhat analogous case is developing regarding a recently retired professor who was fired from his...

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