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Steven Salaita: U. of I. destroyed my career – Chicago Tribune October 2, 2014

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Politics.
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This is not only devastating to my family; it is a grave threat to faculty and students everywhere. Principles of free speech, academic freedom, and shared governance enable faculty and students to ask difficult questions and find answers that challenge conventional wisdom. It is anathema to this tradition to allow the elite to dictate to a public university who gets hired and what ideas are acceptable.For this reason, nearly 6,000 professors nationwide support boycotting the university, 16 departments have voted “no confidence” in the administration, and the Modern Language Association and Association of American University Professors, among dozens of other organizations, have demanded my reinstatement.

via Steven Salaita: U. of I. destroyed my career – Chicago Tribune.

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