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UI settles with Salaita

December 9, 2015


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By Abigale SvobodaNews editorThe Board of Trustees authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, on Nov. 12, following 14 months of protests, legal motions and inter-University conflict.Salaita, the man who was at the center of many University conversations since August 2014 agreed to the sett...

UI AAUP chapter to hold censure discussion

By Imogen Lindsley

October 19, 2015


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On Tuesday, Harry Hilton,CC president of the UI chapter of the American Association of University Professors, will mediate the chapter’s open discussion, “AAUP Censure, Academic Freedom, and Criminal Background Checks,” in the Illini Union.Discussions on academic freedom and faculty governance have become incr...

Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

By Marijo Enderle

October 14, 2015


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Robert Warrior interviewed Steven Salaita on Tuesday; similar to their original job interview in 2014. This time, though, the conversation was focused on why Salaita wasn’t hired, not why he should be.Nearly 200 people were in attendance for Salaita’s book talk at the Independent Media Center, where...

Steven Salaita discussed his new book, academic freedom Tuesday

By Marijo Enderle

October 14, 2015


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by marijo enderleassistant news editorRobert Warrior interviewed Steven Salaita on Tuesday; similar to their original Salaita meeting in 2014. This time, though, the conversation was focused on why Salaita wasn’t hired, not why he should be.Nearly 200 people were in attendance for Salaita’s book tal...

SEC supports vote of no-confidence in University of Iowa Board of Regents

By Marijo Enderle

October 13, 2015


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The University of Iowa faculty senate’s vote of no confidence in its Board of Regents is gaining Big Ten support, and the Senate Executive Committee wants to join in.The committee unanimously agreed Monday to send a resolution to the Academic Senate in support of Iowa's faculty senate. Iowa's faculty sen...

Faculty members to discuss censure, background checks

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2015


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The University chapter of the American Association of University Professors will hold a public discussion about censure on Oct. 20.The discussion will be led by three faculty panelists and will focus on issues that developed from the AAUP's decision to censure the University as well as the Board of Trustees proposal to require background checks for all new employees.Harry Hi...

UI looks to remove censure

By Abigale Svoboda

October 7, 2015


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The University is not fulfilling its “basic purpose,” according to the American Association of University Professors, AAUP. On June 13, the AAUP censured the University for violating Steven Salaita’s rights to academic freedom. Robin Kaler, campus spokeswoman, confirmed that both Interim Chan...

Warrior to join Salaita on "Uncivil Rites" tour stop in Urbana

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 14, 2015


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Steven Salaita said he's never been a fan of authors who read directly from their books. Instead, the Urbana stop on his book tour for "Uncivil Rites," will include a public conversation with Robert Warrior, director of American Indian Studies.During the visit — which will be at the Independent M...