Links from September 26 to Nov. 4, 2002
While Al-Arian continued to give speeches, and partisans on all sides
waited for the federal court to decide if it would hear the case,
the campaign to save the contract that protects all faculty got into
On campus, there was a growing recognition that the contract between
USF Faculty and (the agent of) the State of Florida was set to expire
on Jan. 7, 2003.
Contracts are an ancient component of law, and it is generally
understood that a substantial commitment, like buying a house or
holding a job, requires a contract.
Even renting an apartment requires a lease.
One might think that businessmen would recognize this; certainly, no
respectable employer hires employees without a contract.
But the USF Board of Trustees, which is supposed to be made up largely
of businessmen, made preparations to go boldly forth, without a contract.
Since a major part of Al-Arian's case is based on the contract, this
would affect him.
But it also would affect everyone else ...
These links are in a very rough chronological order, and will be
updated as events develop.
Again, links marked with an asterisk (*) are to the LEXIS-NEXIS site: this
is restricted to on-campus users and requires that the user do a search;
two asterisks (**) apply to other restrictions.
WARNING ABOUT `LINK ROT':
Some websites take pages down, or restrict access to them, after some
So unfortunately, some of the links on these pages will be inoperative.
However, most of the items can be found by searching
Here are links back to
the site map, to
the main Al-Arian page of this site,
the main UFF/USF page.
A verbal contract
isn't worth the paper
its written on.
- Samuel Goldwyn