Middle East studies in the News
Columbia U. Provost Agrees to Meet With Critics of Palestinian Scholar's Tenuring [on Joseph Massad]
The Chronicle of Higher Education's The Ticker
Columbia University's new provost, Claude M. Steele, has agreed to meet with several Columbia professors critical of the institution's recent decision to grant tenure to Joseph A. Massad, a Palestinian scholar who has been accused of anti-Israel bias, according to a letter posted online by the Manhattan Institute. In a letter sent to Mr. Steele in July, before he had started his job, 13 professors argued that the university had violated its own procedural rules in granting Mr. Massad tenure after a second review they view as unjustified. In a response sent to the professors this month, Provost Steele said it was important for Columbia's faculty members to have faith in the integrity of the tenure process.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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