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Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

By Megan Jones, Staff writer

May 9, 2016

New professors who begin teaching classes in August will work until September without having their appointments approved by the Board of Trustees. For some, such as Steven Salaita whose controversial appointment was denied, this can create a lack of job security leading into the academic year. Whil...

Salaita, University reach settlement

Salaita, University reach settlement

By Abigale Svoboda

November 12, 2015

The Board of Trustees has authorized an $875,000 settlement with Steven Salaita, the man who has been the center of many University conversations over the last 14 months.A University press release sent Thursday stated the University and Salaita reached a settlement that “allows both parties to move for...

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...

Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

By Marijo Enderle

October 14, 2015

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

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...

University ordered to preserve all documents related to Salaita case

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 1, 2015

The University has been ordered by a federal court judge to preserve all evidence relating to the lawsuit brought by Steven Salaita.US District Court judge Harry Leinenweber ruled Tuesday that the University “attempted to destroy or hide communications regarding this case and that [the University] floute...

Students push to bring back La Carta

Students  push to bring back La Carta

By Adam Kaz

September 30, 2015

Tweet: University students are trying to bring back La Carta magazine.Student leaders of La Casa Cultural Latina are using the center’s resources to bring back the defunct Hispanic publication La Carta Informativa.La Casa’s goal is to develop the educational, cultural and sociopolitical programs...

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 10, 2015

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...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 27, 2015

The search for a new provost to replace Ilesanmi Adesida, who resigned Monday, will not begin until a new chancellor is named first, said Jan Dennis, assistant director for the Office for University Relations. “It’s important the new chancellor have input into the decision of provost, because the...

Salaita files motion against UI for destroying evidence

Salaita files motion against UI for destroying evidence

By Abigale Svoboda

August 26, 2015

Steven Salaita has another bone to pick with the University: destroying evidence in his case.In a motion filed late Tuesday, Salaita charged officials for intentionally destroying evidence and asked for the University to preserve all evidence in the case. Salaita’s lawsuit was filed in January after t...

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