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U of I chancellor: Hiring process should change

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise says the faculty hiring process should change amid an ongoing controversy over the decision to rescind a job offer to one professor.

Wise told The News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1pNBeCb ) that new professors shouldn't be working before they've been approved by the Board of Trustees.

The university recently decided not to hire Virginia Tech University professor Steven Salaita over a series of profane anti-Israel Twitter messages that some students and university donors say were also anti-Semitic.

Salaita accepted a job offer at Illinois and would have started teaching last month, before the board considered his hire.

Salaita's backers claim he was already essentially hired and should have the job. Several departments have approved votes of no confidence in Wise.

Wise hopes to heal the rift on campus.

Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com

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