academic freedom

North Carolina college bows to donor pressure over Steven Salaita talk

Guilford College moves Palestinian-American professor’s speech after pressure from family that funded campus building.

Steven Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois, donors for firing over Israel criticism

Lawsuit alleging a wide range of illegal conduct will be a test of whether fundamental notions of free speech in the United States pertain even to critics of Israel.

Official probe calls on Illinois to reconsider Salaita firing

Commitee on Academic Freedom and Tenure says university violated its procedures in firing professor over Gaza tweets.

Understanding why scholars get silenced for defending Palestinian rights

Marcy Newman
19 December 2014

Two new books provide valuable insight into why freedom of speech can be suppressed at American universities.

Effort to block Israel boycott backfires at anthropology association

Only 52 of more than 700 members backed motion that would have shut down debate on boycotting Israel.

After Salaita firing, Univ. of Illinois struggling to hire faculty

Three dozen University of Illinois department heads write to incoming president Timothy Killeen about fallout from Salaita’s firing after he expressed criticism of Israel.

How US students are bringing the Israeli occupation home

Nora Barrows-Friedman
28 October 2014

The same firm which equipped Israel’s wall in the West Bank is profiting from deportations in Barack Obama’s America.

Professor fired over Gaza tweets speaks out

Steven Salaita condemns “meek platitudes of civility” in a recent speech.

Attorney general: Univ. of Illinois must explain why Salaita memo can't be found

Acting on a request from The Electronic Intifada, the Illinois Attorney General has asked the University of Illinois to explain why it cannot find a memo about Steven Salaita handed to Chancellor Phyllis Wise by a major pro-Israel donor.

Video: Steven Salaita and Ali Abunimah at University of Chicago

Panel focuses on what Salaita’s firing means in the critical battle on US campuses over academic freedom, free speech and US policy toward Israel.

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