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U-of-I Professor Could Lose Tenure

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:27:53 CST
By: AP

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees could take the unprecedented step of dismissing a professor who's taught at the Champaign-Urbana campus for half a century. Louis Wozniak could learn today whether the board will revoke his tenure for a list of charges including harassing a student, improperly obtaining and publishing grades, and sending an email to students that included a sexual reference. Wozniak says it's a case of an administration rejecting his rebellious ways and that he's fighting an ``authoritarian-type of supervision.'' The engineer's problems began when he investigated why he didn't receive a 2009 teaching award after getting the most votes. He was suspended with pay from his $85,000-a-year job in 2010. A spokesman says university officials are unaware of trustees dealing with a similar case previously.

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