Friday, September 12, 2014

What’s Next in the Steven Salaita Dispute?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 12th, 2014


Thursday’s 8-to-1 vote by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to deny a tenured professorship to Steven G. Salaita over his inflammatory Twitter posts about Israel hardly settles the controversy over the university’s dealings with him.
In fact, by denying Mr. Salaita a position at the university’s Urbana-Champaign campus in response to his tweets, the Illinois board might have helped raise the temperature of debates elsewhere over shared governance and the boundaries of academic freedom and free speech on college campuses.
What might the future hold for key figures in the Illinois dispute and other players in academe? Here’s a look at some of the possibilities.

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