March 30, 2016 – AUB President Fadlo Khuri abruptly and unilaterally cancelled the job search for the Director position without an investigation to substantiate claims of procedural irregularities.
April 13, 2016 – #StudentsforSalaita created a petition contesting the wrongful cancellation of the job search and demanding that the committee’s recommendation of Dr. Salaita for the Director position be respected. The petition received over 1,000 signatures in less than two days.
April 14, 2016 – President Khuri released a statement claiming the search committee was halted after uncovering “procedural violations,” also making baseless accusations against CASAR–breaking the Confidentiality clause in the Faculty Manual by openly discussing personal matters related to academic appointment.
April 14, 2016 – #StudentsforSalaita promptly released a statement in response.
April 20, 2016 – #StudentsforSalaita held a Reverse Town Hall meeting and invited the President to join them for a transparent conversation about the CASAR controversy, which he declined.
April 22, 2016 – #StudentsforSalaita held a walk out during the FAS 150th Anniversary Conference.
April 25, 2016 – #StudentsforSalaita released a report detailing the information that was revealed at the Reverse Town Hall.
April 28, 2016 – Andrew Cartwright (“University Auditor”) and Mohammad Shehab (“Internal Audit Manager”) were first spotted by #StudentsforSalaita investigating CASAR faculty and staff.
May 26, 2016 – After nearly a month of silence from the AUB administration on the investigation, #StudentsforSalaita released a second report demanding a public statement with the results of the audit.
May 30, 2016 – An e-mail was sent to the AUB Community from the Office of the President, signed by Philip S. Khoury (“Chair, Board of Trustees”) and Walid Chammah (“Chair, Audit Committee”) again stating that there were procedural violations without specifying what exactly was violated or giving any evidence.
June 2, 2016 – #StudentsforSalaita released a third report in response to the last e-mail from the Office of the President regarding the CASAR investigation.