University of Illinois OKs $875,000 settlement to end Steven Salaita dispute | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

University of Illinois OKs $875,000 settlement to end Steven Salaita dispute

The University of Illinois' decision last year to revoke a job offer to controversial professor Steven Salaita will cost more than $2 million, including an $875,000 settlement that trustees approved Thursday.

Salaita, who lost a tenured faculty position after posting a string of anti-Israel comments on social media, will get $600,000 in the deal in exchange for dropping two lawsuits against the university and agreeing he will never work at U. of I.

Salaita's attorneys will get $275,000.

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