[lbo-talk] Hurrah! "University of Illinois Chancellor Wise resigning Aug. 12"

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 15:10:28 PDT 2015

"University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Thursday that she is resigning, citing a range of 'external issues' she says have become a distraction for the school.

"Wise leaves as she and the school face a lawsuit filed by a professor whose job offer she rescinded over his anti-Israel Twitter messages, a vote by a prominent academic group to censure the campus in response, and complaints and a pair of lawsuits alleging mistreatment of athletes in three sports. Her resignation is effective Aug. 12."


Coming a few hours after this, the timing of her announcement seems clear:

"The University of Illinois cannot disavow having contractual obligations to Steven G. Salaita, the controversial scholar whose job offer it rescinded last summer before he could begin teaching on the Urbana-Champaign campus, a federal court ruled on Thursday."


Academic types, am I correct in thinking that six days' notice is awfully short?

-- "Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað."

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