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Controversial assistant professor denied tenure at DePaul
: Controversial assistant professor denied tenure at DePaulBy
: Ron Grossman Published in
: Chicago TribuneDate of issue
10 June 2007Topic(s) addressed
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Norman Finkelstein, the DePaul University faculty member whose case attracted attention beyond the academic world, has been denied tenure.
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At DePaul, as elsewhere, tenure decisions are not announced publicly, but as news of Finkelstein's fate spread across the academic gossip network late Friday, DePaul's president issued a statement confirming denial of tenure and explaining the university's position on the combative political scientist.
"Over the past several months, there has been considerable outside interest and public debate concerning this decision," Rev. Dennis Holtschneider said. "This attention was unwelcome and inappropriate and had no impact on either the process or the outcome of this case."
Hailed by some for his outspoken views on Israel and Jewish issues, he has been decried by others as fomenting anti-Semitism. Supporters and opponents of Finkelstein, 53, have circulated petitions about the assistant professor, a frequent and fiery speaker on campuses across the nation.
Among his supporters are Raul Hilberg, the dean of Holocaust historians formerly at the University of Vermont, and celebrated linguist Noam Chomsky. Among those challenging the legitimacy of Finkelstein's scholarship is Harvard professor of law Alan Dershowitz.