The University of Illinois and professor Steven Salaita have reached a $600,000 settlement, but he will not be teaching at the U of I. Including legal fees, the total will be $875,000, according to his attorneys. University trustees approved the settlement on an 9-1 vote at their meeting today in Chicago.
In a press release, the U of I says Salaita will receive the lump sum payment, and the university has also agreed to pay his attorneys for any legal costs he has incurred. The proposed agreement stipulates that it does not constitute an admission of wrongdoing by the U of I.