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Material Information

Title:
Sami Al-Arian collection
Physical Description:
16.14 : (30 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Camp, Paul ( Paul Eugen Camp )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Academic freedom   ( lcsh )
Jihad   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The focus of this collection is primarily on the relationship between the University of South Florida and Sami Amin Al-Arian, from his hiring by the University in 1986 to the termination of his employment on February 26, 2003. The collection also documents the progress and resolution of the Al-Arian case subsequent to his dismissal by the university. It is comprised of copies of materials located through the internet, news clippings, documents obtained from USF administration, the United Faculty of Florida and other USF-affiliated agencies, printed ephemera and a small number of artifacts (buttons supporting Al-Arian or President Genshaft, bumper stickers, etc.).
Preferred Citation:
Sami Al-Arian Collection, Special Collections Department,  Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
University of South Florida.
Biographical:
Sami Al-Arian was a professor of computer science at the University of South Florida from 1986 until 2003, when the university terminated his employment following his arrest by federal authorities on charges of providing support for terrorism. His outspoken championship of the Palestinian cause in the Middle East made him the focus of recurrent controversy during his career at USF. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, his status as a tenured faculty member thrust USF into a position of unwanted prominence in the national debate over such issues as terrorism, freedom of speech, and due process.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copvright.gov/ for further information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A06
usfldc handle - u29.74-a06-ead
System ID:
SFS0031892:00001


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The focus of this collection is primarily on the relationship between the University of South Florida and Sami Amin Al-Arian, from his hiring by the University in 1986 to the termination of his employment on February 26, 2003. The collection also documents the progress and resolution of the Al-Arian case subsequent to his dismissal by the university. It is comprised of copies of materials located through the internet, news clippings, documents obtained from USF administration, the United Faculty of Florida and other USF-affiliated agencies, printed ephemera and a small number of artifacts (buttons supporting Al-Arian or President Genshaft, bumper stickers, etc.).
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Sami Al-Arian was a professor of computer science at the University of South Florida from 1986 until 2003, when the university terminated his employment following his arrest by federal authorities on charges of providing support for terrorism. His outspoken championship of the Palestinian cause in the Middle East made him the focus of recurrent controversy during his career at USF. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, his status as a tenured faculty member thrust USF into a position of unwanted prominence in the national debate over such issues as terrorism, freedom of speech, and due process.
Sami Amin Al-Arian was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents on January 14, 1958. Although his parents were legal residents of Kuwait, under Kuwaiti law they and their children were not eligible for citizenship. The Al-Arian family moved to Egypt in 1966, and Sami received his elementary and secondary education there. He arrived in the United States in 1975 to further his education, graduating from Southern Illinois University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in electrical sciences and systems engineering. During a return visit to Egypt in 1979, he married Nahla AI-Najjar, with whom he has five children. Al-Arian received a master's degree (1980) and Ph.D. (1985) in computer engineering from North Carolina State University.
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Sami Al-Arian was a professor of computer science at the University of South Florida from 1986 until 2003, when the university terminated his employment following his arrest by federal authorities on charges of providing support for terrorism. His outspoken championship of the Palestinian cause in the Middle East made him the focus of recurrent controversy during his career at USF. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, his status as a tenured faculty member thrust USF into a position of unwanted prominence in the national debate over such issues as terrorism, freedom of speech, and due process.
Sami Amin Al-Arian was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents on January 14, 1958. Although his parents were legal residents of Kuwait, under Kuwaiti law they and their children were not eligible for citizenship. The Al-Arian family moved to Egypt in 1966, and Sami received his elementary and secondary education there. He arrived in the United States in 1975 to further his education, graduating from Southern Illinois University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in electrical sciences and systems engineering. During a return visit to Egypt in 1979, he married Nahla AI-Najjar, with whom he has five children. Al-Arian received a master's degree (1980) and Ph.D. (1985) in computer engineering from North Carolina State University.
On January 22, 1986, the University of South Florida's Department of Computer Science and Engineering employed Al-Arian as an assistant professor. Subsequently, he achieved the rank of associate professor and was granted tenure. In 1993, Al-Arian won the university's Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award; the following year he earned a salary enhancement for teaching merit under the Teaching Incentive Program. A permanent resident alien, Dr. Al-Arian applied for U.S. citizenship, but his application was denied on the grounds that he had violated Immigration and Naturalization Service rules by voting in a local election while not a citizen.
During his career at USF, Al-Arian played an active role in Tampa's Islamic community, serving as imam of his mosque and an officer of the Florida Islamic Academy, a local Islamic school. He was committed to the Palestinian cause, gaining national prominence as a spokesman on Palestinian and Islamic affairs. In 1990, he founded the World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE) as an Islamic and Middle Eastern studies think tank. Based in Tampa, WISE was formally incorporated in 1991. On March 11, 1992, USF's Committee for Middle Eastern Studies entered into an agreement to cooperate with WISE in various activities relating to the study of Islam and the Middle East.
In November 1994, Jihad in America, a PBS documentary by Steven Emerson, alleged that Sami Al-Arian was a key figure in Palestinian Islamic Jihad's U.S. support network. The program portrayed both WISE and the Islamic Committee for Palestine, a charity established by Al-Arian, as sources of support for overseas terrorist operations. The Tampa Tribune gave further exposure to these allegations in a series of articles critical of Al-Arian and USF. The university's relationship with WISE and Al-Arian's presence on its faculty brought USF unwelcome notoriety and the nickname "Jihad U." Evidence of fiscal mismanagement and personnel problems involving the cooperation between USF and WISE surfaced around this time, and, on June 5, 1995, USF terminated its connection with the organization.
In October 1995, Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, former director of WISE and adjunct instructor of Arabic at USF, became head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Damascus, Syria. Al-Arian, who had sponsored Shallah's entry into the United States and facilitated his employment by WISE and USF, claimed to be astounded by this development and disavowed any knowledge of Shallah's previous affiliation with PD. Federal officials searched WISE headquarters, Al-Arian's home, and his campus office, seizing extensive files, computers and other materials. In the aftermath of the WISE debacle, the Immigration and Naturalization Service jailed Al-Arian's brother-in-law and close associate Mazan AI-Najjar for being in the country on a long-expired student visa.
Denied bail as a security threat on "secret evidence," AI-Najjar was eventually deported in 2002.
In January 1996, USF retained distinguished attorney William Reece Smith, Jr. to investigate the university's former relationship with WISE. In May, USF president Betty Castor placed Al-Arian on paid leave pending resolution of the questions raised about his off-campus activities and suspect associates. After examining all currently available information, Smith reported no evidence of wrong-doing. In the absence of any legal reason to the contrary, President Castor allowed Al-Arian to resume his regular faculty duties in August 1998. Outside the classroom, he continued to be an active advocate for the Palestinian cause and a prominent spokesman for the Muslim community in the United States. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Al-Arian played an active role in mobilizing the Muslim vote for George Bush.
On September 26, 2001, Al-Arian appeared on the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," where host Bill O'Reilly grilled him rigorously about his alleged ties to terrorism. Despite Al-Arian's denials, O'Reilly was not convinced. The broadcast, coming in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, sparked adverse public reaction. USF received a flood of telephone calls, e-mails, and other communications about Al-Arian, ranging from complaints to threats of violence. For safety reasons, USF placed Al-Arian on paid leave on September 27 and, shortly thereafter, began investigating possible disciplinary action based on the disruptive impact
of his off-campus activities on university operations. On December 19, 2001, the USF Board of Trustees passed a resolution urging President Judy Genshaft to fire Al-Arian. Later that day she notified Al-Arian of her intent to terminate his employment.
The Al-Arian case generated intense local and national comment, continuing over the next eight months as President Genshaft tried to formulate an equitable decision. While many citizens and groups, including Florida governor Jeb Bush and the USF Student Government, supported firing Al-Arian, opposition to terminating the controversial professor was also widespread and vocal. President Genshaft received advice, opinions, and abuse from both sides, including two petitions containing thousands of endorsements and comments. One petition demanded that Al-Arian be fired at once, the other that he be reinstated immediately. The most significant opposition to terminating Al-Arian came from the American Association of University Professors and the United Faculty of Florida. Both opposed termination without adequate cause and due process as a violation of academic freedom and of Al-Arian's rights as a tenured faculty member.
Caught between public pressure to fire Al-Arian and equally ardent demands for his return to the classroom, on August 21, 2002 USF filed a complaint for declaratory relief asking the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court to rule on whether terminating Al-Arian's contract would violate his constitutional rights. Included was an amended letter of intent to terminate that added Al-Arian's alleged ties to terrorism to the grounds for dismissal. The case was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida at Al-Arian's petition. On December 16, the court dismissed the complaint on the grounds that such an advisory ruling did not fall within the court's purview.
On February 20, 2003, federal authorities arrested Dr. Al-Arian under a l2l-page, fifty-one count indictment charging him with playing a major role in coordinating support operations for Palestinian Islamic Jihad. The arrest was announced in a nationally televised press conference by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and generated a media feeding frenzy. Also arrested were Al-Arian associates Ghassan Zayed Ballut, Hatim Naji Fariz, and Sameeh Hammoudeh. The indictment was based primarily on formerly restricted intelligence information recently made available for use in criminal prosecutions by the Patriot Act.
On February 26, 2003, President Genshaft terminated Al-Arian's employment on the grounds of
abusing his position at USF and misusing the university's name, reputation, and resources. Evidence from the federal investigation of Al-Arian not previously available to the university was cited as a factor in this decision. Al-Arian expressed his intent to challenge the termination through the university's appeal process but, at his request, the appeal was delayed pending resolution of the federal charges against him. At its annual convention in July 2003, the American Association of University Professors passed a resolution condemning the administration of the University of South Florida for its handling of the Al-Arian case but stopped short of officially censuring the university.
Al-Arian was refused bond and was held under stringent security conditions in Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Sumter County while both sides prepared for what promised to be a long and complex trial. On September 21, 2004, an expanded, superseding indictment was filed by the government. In October 2004, former USF president Betty Castor lost the U.S. Senate race to Republican Mel Martinez in a campaign dominated by criticism of Castor's failure to fire Al-Arian during the 1995 1996 WISE controversy.
After several postponements, the trial of Al-Arian and co-defendants Hammoudeh, Ballut and Fariz commenced in Tampa in June 2005 before Judge James S. Moody of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. The case presented by the government was complicated, involving translations of hundreds of wire taps, fax intercepts and similar information gathered by U.S. and Israeli intelligence operations. The bulk of the prosecution's evidence related to activities dating from before President Bill Clinton designated PU as an illegal terrorist organization in 1995. While the prosecution documented Al-Arian's clandestine relations with PU in great detail, whether this involvement constituted criminal offenses was less clear.
On December 6, 2005, after thirteen days of deliberations, the jury acquitted Al-Arian on eight of seventeen counts and deadlocked on nine charges. He remained in custody, pending a government decision whether to retry him on the nine outstanding counts. On April 14, 2006, Al-Arian agreed to a plea bargain under which he admitted guilt to one count of conspiracy to provide services to Palestinian Islamic Jihad and agreed to deportation from the United States upon completion of his sentence for this offence. In return, the government dropped the remaining charges. On May 1, 2006, Judge Moody sentenced Al-Arian to fifty-seven months imprisonment which, with the thirty-nine months Al-Arian had already been held while awaiting trial, left him an additional eighteen months to serve.
On October 19, 2006, Al-Arian was summoned to testify before an Alexandria, Virginia grand jury investigating the International Institute of Islamic Thought, an organization located in Herndon, Virginia that had provided funding for WISE. Al-Arian refused, claiming his plea bargain explicitly freed him from providing further information to the government. On November 16, 2006, a federal court ruled that the plea bargain did not free him from the obligation to testify, as the prosecutors in the Virginia case had granted him immunity from prosecution. In view of his continued refusal to testify, the court found Al-Arian guilty of contempt and condemned him to a term of up to eighteen additional months of imprisonment, to be served before the outstanding time due on his original sentence. This contempt of court sentence is being appealed at the time of writing.
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Personal Name:
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USFSpecCol Ballut, Hatim Naji
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Jihad
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
The Special Collections Department staff began collecting material documenting the Al-Arian controversy in October 2001. Materials came from the Office of the President, the USF Police Department, and other Tampa campus offices and organizations. Five boxes of material, primarily newspaper articles, were provided by USF's Media Resources office. The complete print-out of the PRIMER petition to President Genshaft advocating dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian was deposited in Special Collections by the Office of the President. Two files documenting the 1995-1996 WISE-Shallah controversy were copied from the papers of USF president Betty Castor in the USF Archives.
accessrestrict 506
Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copvright.gov/ for further information.
prefercite 524
Preferred Citation:
Sami Al-Arian Collection, Special Collections Department,  Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
This collection is organized into five document groups:
1. General: materials generated by various individuals and organizations, excluding the press, courts, and USF-related sources.
2. Courts: select records generated by various court proceedings relating to the Al-Arian case.  (At the time of writing, most of the records of the 2005 Al-Arian trial are accessible online through the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Floridas website.)
3. Press: media and website commentaries on the case, including articles collected by USF Media Relations and others identified by the Special Collections department staff.  (Articles from USF-related publications such as the Oracle [campus newspaper] are located in the USF document group.)
4. USF: materials generated by USF-affiliated individuals and organizations, including USF administration, the USF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, the Faculty Senate, student organizations, etc.
5. PRIMER petition: Internet petition sent to USF President Judy Genshaft advocating the dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, sponsored by Promoting Responsibility in Middle East Reporting (PRIMER).
Within document groups 1, 2, and 4, files are arranged alphabetically by individual, organization, or publication name, then chronologically. In document group 3, articles are arranged chronologically, with separate sections for select local publications that are not available electronically.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The focus of this collection is primarily on the relationship between the University of South Florida and Sami Amin Al-Arian, from his hiring by the University in 1986 to the termination of his employment on February 26, 2003. The collection also documents the progress and resolution of the Al-Arian case subsequent to his dismissal by the university. It is comprised of copies of materials located through the internet, news clippings, documents obtained from USF administration, the United Faculty of Florida and other USF-affiliated agencies, printed ephemera and a small number of artifacts (buttons supporting Al-Arian or President Genshaft, bumper stickers, etc.).
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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
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Academic Free Speech Website
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Academic Free Speech Website Biography of Sami Al-Arian
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Academic Free Speech Website Dr. Al-Arian's Statements
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Academic Free Speech Website Letters of Support for Dr. Al-Arian
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Academic Free Speech Website Myths and Facts about Dr. Sami Al-Arian's Case
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Academic Free Speech Website Petition to Reinstate Sami Al-Arian
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Al-Arian, Nahla A.
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Al-Najjar, Mazen
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Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute Faculty Senate Resolution, 11/15/2004
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Allhouse, Merle F.
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American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee
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American Association of University Professors
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American Association of University Professors The Al-Arian Case at the University of South Florida: An Interim Statement from Committee A. June 1, 2002
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American Association of University Professors Condemnation of the University of South Florida Administration.
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American Association of University Professors Declaration of Principles, 1915
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American Association of University Professors Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure
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American Association of University Professors Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure
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General. American to Duquesne University Law Review
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American Association of University Professors Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings
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American Association of University Professors The University of South Florida Report
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American Association of University Professors What is Censure?
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American Civil Liberties Union
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American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
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American Council of Trustees and Alumni Defending Civilization
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American Federation of Teachers
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American Jewish Committee
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American Muslim Alliance
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American Muslim Voice
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Anti-Defamation League
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Association of American Universities
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Association of Muslim Social Scientists
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Beth's Archives & Opinions
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Book excerpts mentioning Al-Arian
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Bush, Jeb
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Bush Watch
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Butterworth, Charles
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Campus Watch
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Castor Truth: The Truth about Betty Castor
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Center for Security Policy
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Citizens United for Shared Prosperity
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Communication Law and Policy
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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
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Deutsch, Peter
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Discoverthenetworks.org
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Duquesne University Law Review
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General. Emerson to Loftus
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Emerson, Steven
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Erlinder, Peter
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Federal Document Clearing House
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Federal Document Clearing House Hearing on Secret Evidence, 2/10/2000
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Federal Document Clearing House Hearing on Secret Evidence, 5/23/2000
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Federal Register Executive Order 12947 -Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists... 1995
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Florida Alliance for Peace and Justice
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Florida Board of Education
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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
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Free Sami Al-Arian
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Greatest Jeneration [sic]
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Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Review
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Islamic Association for Palestine
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Journal of Islamic Law and Culture
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Kagan, Al
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Kramer, Martin
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Loftus, John
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Loftus, John Suit against Al-Arian
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General. Maoist to Twin Towers
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Maoist Internationalist Movement
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Martinez, Mel
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Middle East Forum
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Middle East Studies Association
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Muslim Civil Rights Center / National Liberty Fund
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National Association of Scholars
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National Education Association
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National Lawyers Guild
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New York University Annual Survey of American Law
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Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
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Pipes, Daniel
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PRlMER (see also: PRlMER petition boxes)
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Prison Activist
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Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York
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Schrecker, Ellen
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Shezad, Waseem
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Standler, Ronald B.
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Stetson Law Review
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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace 2000 to 2001
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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace 2002
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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace 2003
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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace 2004
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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace 2005
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Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace 2006
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Tampa Bay Coalition of Islamic Mosques and Education Centers
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Twin Towers Website
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General. U to Z
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Unitarian Universalist Association
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U.S. Code [excerpts]
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U. S. Department of Justice
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U. S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary
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U. S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control Terrorism: What You Need to Know About U.S. Sanctions
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United States Committee for a Free Lebanon
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Washington & Lee Law Review
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Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
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Wikipedia Sami Al-Arian
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Wilson, John K. Ten Threats to Academic Freedom, 2001-2002. 1. The Firing of Sami Al- Arian
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WISE publications
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12
Yale Law Journal
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2 Courts
Scope and Contents
select records generated by various court proceedings relating to the Al-Arian case. (At the time of writing, most of the records of the 2005 Al-Arian trial are accessible online through the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Floridas website.)
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Courts. Circuit Court to U. S. District Court
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Circuit Court, 13th Judicial District Complaint for Declaratory Relief USF Board of Trustees vs. Sami Al-Arian
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U. S. Court of Appeals, 6th District Case Number 04-4216 U.S. vs. Fawaz Mohammed Damrah
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U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division Muslim Community Association of Ann Arbor [et al.] vs. John Ashcroft, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the United States; Robert Mueller, in his official capacity as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia -Case Number 03-365A U.S. vs. Soliman S. Biheiri
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U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division Unsealed Redacted Affidavit of David Kane, U.S. Customs Service
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division 1996 (Searches of WISE office, Sami Al-Arian's USF office, and Al-Arian's residence)
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:02-cv1681 - University of South Florida Board of Trustees vs. Sami Al-Arian
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77-U. S. vs. Sami Amin Al-Arian, Sameeh Hammoudeh, Ghassan Zayed Ballut, and Hatim Naji Fariz
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 - Arrest Warrants
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 - Criminal Docket
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Detention of Sami Al-Arian
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03 -cr77 Hammoudeh, Sameeh -Order of Release
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Indictment
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Indictment -Superseding Indictment
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15
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Juror Questionnaires
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U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Jury Instructions
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Courts. U. S. District Court
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Media and Public Access
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Moody, James S. (Judge for Al-Arian trial)
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Document 1563 Al-Arian Plea Agreement
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77- Security Arrangements for Al-Arian Trial
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5
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 -Verdicts
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6
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Witness Lists
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division Case Number 8:03-cr77 Self Representation by Al-Arian
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U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Case Number 03-CR-177-1 U.S. vs. Ballut -
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3 Press
Scope and Contents
media and website commentaries on the case, including articles collected by USF Media Relations and others identified by the Special Collections department staff. (Articles from USF-related publications such as the Oracle [campus newspaper] are located in the USF document group.)
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Press. March 1996 August 2002
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Press. September 2002 February 2003
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Press. March 2003 December 2005
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Press. January 2006 [Date]
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Press. Weekly Planet (Title changed to Creative Loafing, 2006)
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1
Weekly Planet 1995 to 1998
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2
Weekly Planet 1999
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3
Weekly Planet 2001
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4
Weekly Planet 2002
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5
Weekly Planet 2003
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6
Weekly Planet 2004
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7
Weekly Planet 2005, January to March
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8
Weekly Planet 2005, April to June
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9
Weekly Planet 2005, July to September
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Weekly Planet 2005, October to December
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Creative Loafing 2006
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4 University of South Florida
Scope and Contents
materials generated by USF-affiliated individuals and organizations, including USF administration, the USF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida, the Faculty Senate, student organizations, etc.
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USF. A to Faculty Senate
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1
Administrative and Professional Council
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2
Alumni
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3
Alumni Association
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4
Board of Trustees
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Buttons ("I Do Not Speak for USF;" "Keep Our Students Safe: Support Genshaft;" "I Support Genshaft.")
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6
Castor, Betty (USF President, 1994-1999)
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Castor, Betty -"Islamic Jihad, November 1995"
Scope and Contents
(Copy of contents of Folder 2, Box 952, Betty Castor Papers, USF Archives)
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8
Castor, Betty Senate Campaign, 2004
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Castor, Betty Senate Campaign, 2004 "Betty Castor for U. S. Senate."
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Castor, Betty "Wise (Terrorist) 1995 1996"
Scope and Contents
(Copy of contents of Folder 22, Box 973,
Betty Castor Papers, USF Archives)
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Coalition of Progressive Student Organizations (student organization)
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College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council
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13
College of Arts and Sciences Council of Chairpersons
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14
Committee for Middle Eastern Studies
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15
Contract (Between United Faculty of Florida and Florida Board of Regents)
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16
Demonstration 2/23/2002
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Demonstration 1/24/2003
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Faculty Group for Phi Beta Kappa
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Faculty Handbook 1/29/2002-Excerpts
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Faculty Senate
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Faculty Senate Honors and Awards Committee Nomination of Sami Al-Arian for the Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award, 1994
Scope and Contents
(Copy of contents of Folder 22, Box 859,
Faculty Senate Papers, USF Archives)
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USF. Faculty/Staff to Notice of Termination
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1
Faculty/Staff
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2
Faculty/Staff Al-Arian, Sami
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3
Faculty/Staff Bird, Elizabeth
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4
Faculty/Staff Donchin, Emanuel
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5
Faculty/Staff Dom, Sherman
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Faculty/Staff Johnston, Steven and Gibbons, Michael T.
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Faculty/Staff Kandel, Abraham (Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering)
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Faculty/Staff Lowrie, Arthur L
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Faculty/Staff McColm, Gregory
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Faculty/Staff Martin-Vega, Louis A. (Dean, College of Engineering)
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Faculty/Staff Moore, Jack
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Faculty/Staff Ottanelli, Fraser M.
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13
Faculty/Staff Pheneger, Michael
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14
Faculty/Staff Reich, Michael
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Faculty/Staff Shallah, Ramadan Abdullah
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Faculty/Staff Stamps, David. Provost
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Florida Statewide Amnesty Conference
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General Counsel
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Genshaft, Judy (USF President)
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Graduate Assistants Unified USF Chapter
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21
Miscellaneous
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Muslim Student Association (student organization)
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Muslim Students at USF (student organization)
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24
News Releases
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Notice of Termination for Sami Al-Arian, February 26,2003
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USF. Oracle, 1994 to 2002
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1
Oracle October, 1994
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2
Oracle 1995
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3
Oracle 1996
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4
Oracle 1997
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5
Oracle 1998
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6
Oracle 2001 September
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7
Oracle 2001 October
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8
Oracle 2002 January
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9
Oracle 2002 February
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10
Oracle 2002 March
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11
Oracle 2002 April
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12
Oracle 2002 June
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13
Oracle 2002 July
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14
Oracle 2002 August
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15
Oracle 2002 September
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16
Oracle 2002 October
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17
Oracle 2002 November
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USF. Oracle, 2003 to Rules and Policies
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1
Oracle 2003 January
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2
Oracle 2003 February
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3
Oracle 2003 March
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4
Oracle 2003 April
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5
Oracle 2003 May
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6
Oracle 2003 June
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7
Oracle 2003 July
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8
Oracle 2003 August
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9
Oracle 2003 September
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10
Oracle 2003 October
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11
Oracle 2003 November
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12
Oracle 2004 January
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13
Oracle 2004 February
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14
Oracle 2004 May
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15
Oracle 2004 June
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16
Oracle 2004 July
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17
Oracle 2004 August
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18
Oracle 2004 September
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19
Oracle 2004 October
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20
Oracle 2004 November
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21
Oracle 2005 February
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Oracle 2005 March
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23
Oracle 2005 May
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24
Oracle 2005 June
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25
Oracle 2005 July
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26
Oracle 2005 August
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Oracle 2005 September
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Oracle 2005 October
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Oracle 2005 November
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Oracle 2005 December
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Oracle 2006 January
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Oracle 2006- February
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Oracle 2006 March
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Oracle 2006 April to December
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Oracle 2007 Phone
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Phone Script for Staff Handling Calls Relative to Al-Arian, October, 2001
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Phone Script for Staff Handling Calls Relative to Al-Arian, August 21,2002
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Proposed Permanent Faculty Personnel Rules, March 3],2003
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Proposed Permanent Faculty Personnel Rules -Revised Draft, April]], 2003
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40
Rules and Policies
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USF. Satire to United Faculty of Florida
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1
Satire
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2
The Shanachie, Alternative Campus Newspaper at the University of South Florida
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3
Student Government
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4
Students for International Peace and Justice (student organization)
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5
Tampa Library Faculty Executive Group
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6
Task Force on Campus Safety and Security
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7
Timeline of Events USF, WISE and Sami Al-Arian (1/22/1996 to 2/26/2003)
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8
Undergraduate Council
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9
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter
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10
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter -Al-Arian Website
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter -Al-Arian Website -"The Aftermath Dec. 19, 2002 to Jan. 31, 2003"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "An Autumn Before a Dark Winter"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "Before September 11:Al-Arian in America and USF"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "A Brief Chronology of the Al- Arian Case, 1958 to January 11, 2002"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "First Year: Academic Year 2001- 2002"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "Freedom of Speech and Due Process"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "The Indictment"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "The Issues in the Controversy Over the Possible Termination of USF Professor Sami Al-Arian"
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website -"The Jewel in the Crown: How Did USF Find Itself in a Mess Like This?"
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USF. United Faculty of Florida to USF Forum
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1
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Al-Arian Website "Termination"
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2
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Biweekly Newsletter January to June, 2002
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3
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Biweekly Newsletter July to December, 2002
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4
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Biweekly Newsletter February to June, 2003
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5
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Biweekly Newsletter July to April, 2006
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6
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Bumper Sticker, "Defend Academic Freedom at USF" issued January, 2002
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Constitution and Bylaws
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8
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Contract and Recognition as Bargaining Agent
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Faculty Governance Material Distributed at Meeting Called by USF Faculty Senate January 29, 2003
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Faculty Personnel Rules
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Grebstein, Sheldon (Talk on Johns Committee and Academic Freedom, 9/9/2002)
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter -Hutcheson, Philo (Talk "Interrogating Academic Freedom," 5/30/2003)
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13
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter MinutesforMeetings,2001-2002
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14
United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Minutes for Meetings, 2002-2003
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter O'Neil, Robert (Talk on Academic Freedom, 3/7/2002)
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Statement on Academic Freedom
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Statements and Resolutions relative to Al-Arian
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United Faculty of Florida USF Chapter Uncommon Sense (newsletter)
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USF Cares. The University Responds to the National Tragedy, September, 2001
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20
USF Forum
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USF. USF Police to Z
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1
USF Police Department
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2
USF Police Department Case 2001-07712 (Unsettling e-mail to Al-Arian), 9/15/2001
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3
USF Police Department Case 2001-008106, Sami Al-Arian Receiving Threatening E-mails, 9/27/2001
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4
USF Police Department Case 2001-009276, Death Threat Against Professor Received by E-mail, 10/03/2001
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5
USF Police Department Case 2001-008334, E-mail Threats, 10/5/2001
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6
USF Police Department Case 2001-008509(Threats against Al-Arian), 10/12/2001
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7
USF Police Department Case 2001-009148 (Threats against Al-Arian), 10/30/2001
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8
USF Police Department Case 2002-009152 (Threats against Al-Arian), 10/30/2001
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9
USF Police Department Case 2001-009186 (Threats against Al-Arian), 10/31/2001
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10
USF Police Department Case 2001-009335 (Telephone questions about Al-Arian) 11/5/2001
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USF Police Department Case 2002-004556 (Threatening e-mail received by Admissions Office relative to foreign students), 7/9/2002
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12
USF Police Department Case 2002-0044585 (Threatening message chalked on Tampa Tribune dispenser), 7/10/2002
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13
USF Police Department Case 2002-008091 (Harassing telephone calls to Sami Al- Arian), 7/11/2002
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14
USF Police Department Guidelines for Handling Suspicious Packages and Letters, 2001
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15
USF Police Department Investigation of Threats to Sami Al-Arian and USF, 2001-2002
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16
USF Police Department Investigation of Threats to Sami Al-Arian and USF, Case Dispositions
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17
USF Seal (satire)
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18
WBUL
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19
WUSF
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20
War on Iraq Forum
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21
WISE Report, by William Reece Smith, Jr., May, 1996
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5 PRIMER petition
Scope and Contents
Internet petition sent to USF President Judy Genshaft advocating the dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, sponsored by Promoting Responsibility in Middle East Reporting (PRIMER).
These boxes contain print-outs of an Internet petition advocating the firing of Dr. Sami Al-Arian by USF. The petition was sponsored by PRIMER (Promoting Responsibility in Middle East
Reporting) and sent to USF president Judy Genshaft, who subsequently deposited it in Special Collections for preservation.
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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PRIMER Petition Supporting the Dismissal of Dr. Al-Arian, March April, 2002
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6 Oversize
Scope and Contents
large items, including encapsulated newspaper pages reporting key developments in the Al-Arian case.
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Oversized Materials