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UI settles with Salaita

December 9, 2015

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...

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

By Abigale Svoboda

November 10, 2015

The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a possible settlement with Steven Salaita at the board’s meeting in Chicago on Thursday.The vote to authorize a settlement was listed as part of the roll call agenda for the board’s Nov. 12 meeting, which was released Monday.According to the agenda, t...

UI AAUP chapter to hold censure discussion

By Imogen Lindsley

October 19, 2015

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...

Steven Salaita discussed his new book, academic freedom Tuesday

By Marijo Enderle

October 14, 2015

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...

Faculty members to discuss censure, background checks

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2015

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...

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

New Senate Executive Committee Chair Gay Miller said her biggest focus this year is ensuring the committee is as collegial and productive as possible.“I’ll continue to work to make sure, as best I can, our meetings result in productive work that helps move us forward,” Miller said. Former SEC Ch...

Luis Suarez is a welcome sight for Barcelona, soccer

Luis Suarez is a welcome sight for Barcelona, soccer

By Dan Escalona

October 22, 2014

Don’t look now, but the most fascinating, enigmatic and controversial player in soccer is primed to return later this week. Luis Suarez, the serial biter, will return from his four-month suspension Saturday for Barcelona following his infamous biting incident at the World Cup.  Not only is his ret...

Termination of Steven Salaita a bad move by the University

August 18, 2014

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but I have never felt less proud of my alma mater than upon learning of Chancellor Wise’s decision to summarily terminate the appointment of Professor Steven Salaita in the American Indian Studies Program at the University. If...