academic freedom

Move on? Work to reclaim Univ. of Illinois has has only just begun

Vicente M. Diaz
26 September 2014

“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.”

Missing Salaita document hints at Univ. of Illinois cover up

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.

Email contradicts Univ. of Illinois president's statement on Salaita firing

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.

Why aren’t we talking about racism and colonialism in the Salaita affair?

Jakeet Singh
9 September 2014

It cannot be mere coincidence that the University of Illinois’ heavy-handed action targeted a Palestinian-American scholar and an American Indian Studies program.

“Civility” is the Israel lobby's new weapon against free speech on US campuses

In one alarming case, an Ohio University student is being condemned for making a video protesting Israel’s attack on Gaza.

Univ. of Illinois trustee criticizes decision to fire Steven Salaita

James D. Montgomery also acknowledged the “adverse” impact that a growing boycott was having on the university’s ability to function.

Salaita firing shows where Zionism meets neoliberalism at US universities

Tithi Bhattacharya and
Bill V. Mullen
2 September 2014

University boss Phyllis Wise sits on the board of Nike, a firm that does business with West Bank settlement firms

Is criticizing Israel worse than murder at the University of Illinois?

David Palumbo-Liu
25 August 2014

Double standards applied to Steven Salaita shows how Israel trumps free speech on campus.

Students take demand to rehire Salaita directly to Univ. of Illinois trustees

There is mounting national and international outrage at the firing of Steven Salaita over his criticisms of Israel.

No deal with professor fired for Israel views is on Univ. of Illinois trustees' table

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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