Moonlighting: Non-Specialists in the News
A Divided AAUP Lifts Censure on U. of Illinois [on Steven G. Salaita]
by Peter Schmidt
The American Association of University Professors voted Saturday to lift the censure it had imposed on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign two years ago, despite vocal opposition from prominent members in that state who argued that the institution had not fixed problems that threaten academic freedom.
In urging the association's members to keep the censure in place, the AAUP Illinois conference's committee on academic freedom and tenure argued that the university should be required to take additional steps to remedy problems linked to its controversial handling of Steven G. Salaita, whose promised job as a tenured professor there evaporated in 2014 after he harshly criticized Israel on Twitter.
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