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  1. Salaita leaving academia: 'I refuse to tolerate the indignities of a blacklist'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | The News-Gazette

    Three years after a tweet-storm that led to his "unhiring" by the University of Illinois - and a national uproar over free-speech rights for professors - Steven Salaita says he's leaving academia. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Salaita said he has been unable to find a permanent academic job because of the controversy that ensued over his near-appointment at the UI, which was overturned by upper-level administrators and UI trustees.


  2. UI students reject divestment referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A student advisory referendum calling on the University of Illinois to divest from companies linked to human-rights violations failed, 56.8 to 43.2 percent. The ballot question referenced human-rights violations of the Palestinian people along with those of "all peoples," though campaign organizers say they weren't singling out Israel.


  3. UI vote on divestment referendum causes tensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    A student advisory referendum on whether the University of Illinois should divest from companies linked to human-rights violations has become embroiled in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A ballot question in this week's campus election asked students whether trustees should withdraw UI investments from companies that "actively normalize, engage in, or fund recognized human-rights violations of marginalized groups worldwide."


  4. Radio station manager embarks on 27th pilgrimage to IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    Mark Burns, general manager of WGNN Radio, holds 56 name tags, as well as Beanie Babies that his humanitarian group will distribute in Israel, on Tuesday at the radio station. The group left Wednesday morning on its 10-day trip.


  5. The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Feb. 5, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | The News-Gazette

    We asked 10 immigrants who made Champaign-Urbana home: Given recent events, does this still feel like the America you signed up for? "The most unfortunate outcome of the American election of 2016 is the new reality of making it more difficult for parents to explain civility to our kids. Especially, for those parents who are the target of the anti-groups - anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrants, anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-blacks - including the new American president.


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