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Board of Trustees passes new appointment policy

President-elect Timothy L. Killeen takes notes during the board of trustees meeting at the Illini Union on March 12, 2015.
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...

Salaita, University reach settlement

Steven Salaita discusses his new book
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...

Board of Trustees to vote on Steven Salaita settlement

Steven Salaita discusses his new book
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...

UI AAUP chapter to hold censure discussion

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...

Salaita discusses new book, academic freedom

(left) Junaid Rana, a professor in Asian American Studies moderates while (center) Steven Salaita discusses his new book
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...

Steven Salaita discussed his new book, academic freedom Tuesday

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...

Faculty members to discuss censure, background checks

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...

University ordered to preserve all documents related to Salaita case

September 30, 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...

Students push to bring back La Carta

Cultural art is displayed around the La Casa Cultural Center. Students hope La Casa will begin funding La Carta again this semester.
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...

Salaita book tour to stop in Urbana

Steven Salaita’s appointment to the American Indian Studies program was rejected after a series of controversial tweets. He has now been awarded $5,000 by the American Association of University Professors Foundation's Academic Freedom Fund.
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...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

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Terry Mcclelland, left, speaks with UI President Michael Hogan while UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise speaks with Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of the College of Engineering before the ground breaking for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering building on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.
August 26, 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....

Salaita files motion against UI for destroying evidence

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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...

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