U Of I Finalizes Settlement With Steven Salaita

(Champaign, IL) — A professor who sued the University of Illinois could be receiving his large settlement check by early next month. “The Champaign News-Gazette” reports school officials finalized the 600-thousand-dollar settlement with Steven Salaita on Christmas Eve. He will also receive a payment of 275-thousand-dollars to cover his legal expenses. Salaita filed a lawsuit after he was denied a position last year for posting anti-Israel tweets.