Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Salaita Tells Supporters He Is Committed to Teaching at U. of Illinois

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 9th, 2014

Steven G. Salaita told a crowd of about 200 supporters on Tuesday afternoon that he remains committed to teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, according to various media reports.
A lawyer representing Mr. Salaita said the professor was prepared to pursue legal action if he was not hired, according to a live blog from The News-Gazette. Mr. Salaita was hired last year to teach in the university’s program in American Indian studies, but the offer was rescinded after he drew controversy for tweets criticizing Israel.
“I am here to reaffirm my commitment to teaching and to a position with the American Indian studies program at UIUC,” Mr. Salaita told the crowd, according to remarks posted online.

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