“If, under this new regime, civility be the condition for expressing academic freedom and excellence, then let the appropriate expression be that of civil disobedience.”
The University of Illinois says it can’t find a key document that may shed light on donor pressure to convince top administrators to fire Steven Salaita for his criticisms of Israel.
Discrepancies cast further doubt on the credibility of university officials’ explanations for their firing of Salaita and their lack of transparency over the influence of major donors.
It cannot be mere coincidence that the University of Illinois’ heavy-handed action targeted a Palestinian-American scholar and an American Indian Studies program.
In one alarming case, an Ohio University student is being condemned for making a video protesting Israel’s attack on Gaza.
James D. Montgomery also acknowledged the “adverse” impact that a growing boycott was having on the university’s ability to function.
University boss Phyllis Wise sits on the board of Nike, a firm that does business with West Bank settlement firms
Double standards applied to Steven Salaita shows how Israel trumps free speech on campus.
There is mounting national and international outrage at the firing of Steven Salaita over his criticisms of Israel.
A Monday meeting of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees did not consider any settlement proposal regarding the case of Steven Salaita, The Electronic Intifada has learned.
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