James Kilgore, Adjunct With a Past, Rehired at Illinois

December 8, 2014

James Kilgore, whose successful adjunct career was interrupted last year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be back teaching in the spring semester, The Chicago Tribune reported. He has been hired to teach a global studies course. Kilgore's teaching was blocked after word spread about his past (including jail time) for his role in the radical '70s group the Symbionese Liberation Army. But the Illinois board last month cleared the way for him to resume teaching, and he has now been hired back. The University of Illinois at Chicago, which has played no role in the Kilgore controversy, is currently in danger of losing a large gift from a donor opposed to his rehiring at Urbana-Champaign.

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