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Salaita controversy latest — but not only — issue to hit UI

Steven Salaita's "unhiring" isn't the first controversy to hit the University of Illinois in the last 10 years. Here are five others:

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Exterior renovations on tap at Krannert Center

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana is getting ready to embark on a renovation project that officials said will make the building last for decades to come.

Salaita supporters urge day of silence, classroom walkout

CHAMPAIGN — Supporters of Steven Salaita have organized a "National Day of Silence" on Tuesday, including a classroom walk-out, to protest the University of Illinois' "un-hiring" of the American Indian Studies professor.

Kennedy reaffirms Wise's decision

Trustees chairman gives chancellor his support as English department votes no confidence

Jim Dey: Salaita controversy not slowing down

With the philosophers, the Indians and the Asians putting University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise in the crosshairs, she could use some help.

On Sunday, Wise, under fire from some academics for vetoing the hiring of a controversial professor, got it.

Salaita prompted donors' fury

URBANA — As news spread in late July about a new University of Illinois faculty hire and media outlets began publishing some of his profanity-laden tweets, a number of wealthy donors threatened to stop giving money to the university, recently released documents show.

Salaita backlash putting UI in bad light

URBANA — Wanted: world-class scholar for state flagship university: home to Nobel Prize winners, patent-generating professors, an international student body and a fiery contretemps that has included academic boycotts and votes of no confidence in university leaders.

Researchers hope to give condiments a health boost

URBANA — Spices and condiments may be capable of doing more than beefing up the flavor of foods.

Researchers are working on fortifying some of these commonly used products, such as soy sauce and curry powder, to help make up vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries around the world.

'We're not the no-smoking police'

A reminder to football fans who smoke: Lighting up at Illini tailgates is no longer allowed. Technically.

Another department votes no confidence in UI trustees, Wise

URBANA — Another department has added its name to the list of units casting votes of no confidence in University of Illinois leaders following the decision to not hire professor Steven Salaita.