May 27, 2008
Palestinian-American Scholar at Columbia U. Gets 2nd Chance at Tenure
By RICHARD BYRNE and ROBIN WILSON
The news appeared in the blogosphere late last fall: Columbia University had reportedly denied the tenure bid of Joseph A. Massad, a Palestinian-American scholar at the university.
"Raise your cup," Paula Stern, a Jewish American who blogs from Israel, wrote last November. "Joseph Massad will not remain at Columbia University."
But six months later, Mr. Massad—an associate professor of Arab politics in Columbia's