In Error, The University of Illinois Stands Alone: A Letter to the Board of Trustees

Esteemed Board of Trustees: My name is Sarah Roberts; I am a University of Illinois alumna and now an Assistant Professor at another institution. On the morning of August 6th, I wrote to Chancellor Wise to share my grave concern over the situation of Steven Salaita, and her unwillingness to honor his signed contract just… Continue reading In Error, The University of Illinois Stands Alone: A Letter to the Board of Trustees

Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine

From: Cynthia Franklin Date: August 12, 2014 at 4:35:43 PM CDT To: pmwise@illinois.edu, rwarrior@illinois.edu, ais@illinois.edu Subject: Reinstate Steven Salaita--a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine August 12, 2014 Dear Chancellor Wise: We write as American academics who have traveled to Palestine to establish scholarly connections with our colleagues in Palestinian universities and… Continue reading Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine

Steven Salaita: The University of Illinois Is Not an Island

Dear Chancellor Wise: It is with shock and great sadness that I write to you today, upon learning that you have rescinded a faculty position for Dr. Steven Salaita, intended to begin in just days. I will keep my comments brief, as I have little doubt that you are receiving a number of communiqués related… Continue reading Steven Salaita: The University of Illinois Is Not an Island