The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 29th, 2015
The chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
expects it to be censured by the American Association of University
Professors over the treatment of Steven G. Salaita, The News-Gazette reports.
Phyllis M. Wise told a faculty committee on Thursday that she had been
“told by people who know better than me that we should expect to be
censured.” The association’s academic-freedom committee is expected on
Saturday to vote on whether to recommend censuring the university.
The Urbana-Champaign campus offered Mr. Salaita a tenured professorship in 2013 but opted not to hire him
last year after the professor drew fire for anti-Israel tweets. Mr.
Salaita and his supporters said the university’s decision amounted to a
violation of academic freedom, and the professor has sued the university over the revoked job offer.