The real problem isn’t provocation or disagreement, but a willingness to summon sites of authority to govern opinion
Steven Salaita was reportedly blocked from receiving a permanent position at the American University of Beirut, two years after his dismissal from the University of Illinois following controversy over anti-Israel comments he made on Twitter.
A professor whose tenured job offer was revoked after he posted controversial anti-Israel tweets has reached a settlement with the University of Illinois.
The University of Illinois said on Thursday that it would pay $875,000 to settle a lawsuit by a professor who lost out on a tenured position after he made Twitter postings critical of Israel.
Executive officers at the University of Illinois called for the reinstatement of a professor whose job offer was rescinded over his anti-Israel tweets.
Steven Salaita, whose appointment as a professor at the University of Illinois was rescinded over his anti-Israel tweets, announced that he will teach in the fall.
A national professors’ organization voted to censure the University of Illinois for rescinding a job offer to a professor over his anti-Semitic tweets.
The University of Illinois violated the principles of academic freedom and tenure in rescinding the appointment of Steven Salaita over anti-Semitic tweets, a professors’ association found.
A professor who lost out on a tenured position at the University of Illinois after he made Twitter postings critical of Israel claimed in a lawsuit on Thursday that the university violated his rights to free speech under the U.S. Constitution.
The de-hiring of Steven Salaita has sparked an academic nightmare scenario, involving every mess a college — or an aspiring scholar — could encounter, including questions about donor influence.