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USF Draws Criticism for Firing Professor

A national group influential in higher education condemned the University of South Florida on Saturday for firing a professor charged with terrorism, but stopped short of issuing a potentially damaging censure. The American Association of University Professors passed the resolution at a meeting in Washington, condemning university President Judy Genshaft for firing Sami Al-Arian without a hearing before his faculty peers, said association spokeswoman Ruth Flower. Although the school avoided a censure, association members ordered a committee to reconsider action that could come when the entire group meets again next year. Full Story

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