UI Trustees Vote Not To Reinstate Professor

(Urbana, IL) -- It looks like a U of I professor who lost his job after a round of controversial Tweets will have to go through the courts if he wants the job back. The Board of Trustees overwhelmingly shot down the idea of reinstating Steven Salaita. Only one of the nine votes came down in Salaita's favor during a meeting yesterday. He was slated to come on board as a tenured professor this year but the university withdrew the offer after he blasted the Israeli government on Twitter. University officials say they aren't ruling out the possibility of settling with Salaita.