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LIVE: Salaita on campus

Coverage of the appearance by Steven Salaita and planned campus walk-out from classes.

More than 400 sign a letter of support for Wise

Editor's note: I've confused things, I'm afraid. There are two different items with links in this story. One is the petition link to the faculty letter. That's near the beginning of the story. The ad that is linked toward the end of the story is an ad from community members that appeared last Sunday expressing support for Chancellor Phyllis Wise.

Republican lawmakers declare support for Wise

SPRINGFIELD — Several Republican lawmakers on Monday came out in support of University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise and her decision last month to rescind a job offer to Professor Steven Salaita.

The group included state senators and representatives, U.S. representatives and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

Random campus queries find none who will 'walk' for Salaita

Of 20 students surveyed, none plans to join in protest walkout

URBANA — Count Jason Park out of Tuesday's "Student Walkout and National Day of Silence" in support of Steven Salaita.

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Sept. 7, 2014

With $63,046,692 worth of grants awarded in July alone, you never know where you're going to find a University of Illinois researcher these days. This week, we asked 10 of them to tell us about the most interesting corner of the world where their work has taken them.


Ant ecologist

Background on the UI faculty search that led to Salaita

The university's search for a new professor for its American Indian Studies Program began in fall 2012. After advertising nationally for an assistant or associate professor in interdisciplinary American Indian or Indigenous Studies, the search committee received applications from a number of leading scholars, program director Robert Warrior said.

Who is Steven Salaita?

Among the hundreds of emails sent to the University of Illinois in response to the un-hiring of Steven Salaita was one from a former student at Virginia Tech University.

The student recounted the terror that followed the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech.

It's Your Business: Assisted living centers coming to 3 area towns

Monticello, Tolono and Arcola could soon get assisted-living centers for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Aspen Creek, which already operates memory care centers in Sullivan and Troy, plans to open centers in Monticello and Tolono by the beginning of 2015 and one in Arcola a little later, said Aspen Creek owner Teresa Crawford.

The Salaita File

About Steven Salaita (here are his CV and other application materials):


Ph.D., Native American Studies; Theory and Modernity, University of Oklahoma, 2003

MA, English, Radford (Va.) University, 1999

BS, Political Science, Radford, 1997

UI researchers: Community college students uncertain about Affordable Care Act

CHAMPAIGN — Selling young adults on health insurance has been a key part of making the Affordable Care Act succeed, but many uninsured students at Illinois community colleges were in the dark and confused about the federal health care law and what it has to offer, researchers found.