Illinois Committee A E-mail to U of I Chancellor re Salaita Debacle

From: Kirstein, Peter N.
Sent: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:22 AM
Subject: Illinois Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure Statement of Salaita Firing

Chancellor Phyllis Wise​                                                                                                                University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dear  Chancellor Phyllis Wise​:

​I am sending you a copy of our statement on the Salaita firing for his apparent tweets.

We hope that you will reverse course and let this man teach his courses. It is essential you honour you commitment to him and to the academy to defend free speech even if it deviates from the standard narrative.

We are ready to communicate further on this matter.



Peter N. Kirstein, Ph.D.                                                                                                       Vice President A.A.U.P. Ill.
Chair: Illinois Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure
Professor of History

Saint Xavier University


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