Thursday, August 28, 2014

Illinois’s Philosophy Dept. Declares No Confidence in University Leaders

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 28th, 2014

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s philosophy department has approved a resolution expressing no confidence in the university’s leadership, The News-Gazette reported.
The resolution cites concerns about the university’s decision not to hire Steven G. Salaita, a professor who had been offered a tenured position in American Indian studies. Mr. Salaita’s job offer was subject to approval by the university’s Board of Trustees, and the university decided not to send his appointment to the board for its approval after Mr. Salaita drew scrutiny for tweets that were sharply critical of Israel.

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