Idaho State U. Fires Professor Despite Faculty Panel’s Opposition

Idaho State University has fired a veteran professor of engineering who has been engaged in a lengthy legal battle with the university, and who was suspended in August, even though a faculty appeals panel voted last week to support the professor, saying the university did not provide him with due process and lacked evidence to dismiss him. According to KIDK, a local television station, the university’s president, Arthur C. Vailas, said he had made the decision to fire the professor, Habib Sadid, “in the best interest of the institution.” Mr. Sadid, who Idaho State says has acted insubordinate and unprofessional in his bitter criticism of university actions, vowed not to give up. “I will fight this, and I will win,” he told KIDK.

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