Wadie Said, a controversial candidate for the faculty, has not been offered a position at the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.
Said, son of the late Columbia University professor Edward Said, had garnered opposition from some students, alumni and the pro-Israel advocacy group, StandWithUs. Opponents charged that Said was unqualified and a supporter of terrorism. They charged that he would be a divisive presence on campus.
[Three cheers for StandWithUs]
More than 600 Said supporters signed an online petition providing a rebuttal to several of StandWithUs’ charges, labeling it “a smear campaign.” CONTINUE