Friday, June 17, 2016

Steven Salaita at AUB

Despite a strong letter from MESA's committee on academic freedom regarding the clear political cancellation of the selection of Steven Salaita for a teaching position at AUB, there was a deafening silence from AUB faculty: no voices of protest, and no call for an investigation of the political pressure exercised by US senators on the president of AUB (by his own admission).  It is useful here to compare the reactions of the faculty at the University of Illinois with the reaction of faculty at AUB.  Salutations to the faculty of the University of Illinois.