Did the University of Illinois Rescind Steven Salaita’s Appointment to Appease Donors?

September 3, 2014

By Jonathan H. Adler at The Washington Post

The University of Illinois had planned to hire Professor Steven Salaita away from Virginia Tech. (See my prior posts on this controversy here, here andhere.) Then concerns were raised about his penchant for angry and inflammatory tweets, particularly about Israel and its supporters. Initially, the university seemed supportive. Then it effectively rescinded the offer to appoint him to the faculty when University Chancellor Phyllis Wise refused to forward Salaita’s appointment to the University’s Board of Trustees...

Schools: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign