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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...

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

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...

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

Daily Illini Staff Report

September 10, 2015


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Steven Salaita’s book tour for Uncivil Rites will stop in Urbana, the home of his book’s focus, in October.Salaita announced the tour schedule on Twitter Wednesday stating he would be in Urbana on Oct. 13. Salaita said he is not sure of a location yet but it will be off campus.“There's obviously g...

Court sides with Salaita in release of documents

Court sides with Salaita in release of documents

Atoosa Sayeh

June 12, 2015


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The Champaign County court sided with Steven Salaita and has asked the University to hand over the thousands of documents dealing with the professor’s hiring decision.At the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana on Friday at 9:30 a.m., presiding Judge Thomas Difanis called the hearing. Anand Swaminathan, attorney ...

Who benefits from campus civility?

January 10, 2015


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As the fall semester ended, the University Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure concluded that ‘“civility’ and all its cognates — responsible, respectful, temperate — or its antonyms — disrespectful, demeaning, intemperate — provide no objective standard of measure.”  Unfortunately, the ...

Critiquing Salaita’s complaints

October 2, 2014


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It would seem the capacity to confuse freedom of speech with the utterly unrealistic expectation of freedom from the consequences of that speech is a bipartisan thing.  The best example of what we speak is an op-ed piece by not-quite-hired Steven Salaita in Monday’s Tribune. I say “not-quite-hired” because ...