There is nothing to gloat about or even be happy about. In fact, nothing has changed. Finkelstein will go around promoting his anti-Jewish-group and anti-Israel agendas. He just hasn’t been acknowledged as a scholar who deserves to be promoted by his university.
From the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Norman G. Finkelstein, the controversial political scientist who has been engaged in a highly public battle for tenure at DePaul University, learned today that he had lost that fight. In a written statement released to The Chronicle, the university confirmed that Mr. Finkelstein had been denied tenure.
Mr. Finkelstein’s department and a college-level personnel committee both voted in favor of tenure, but the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences wrote a memorandum against it, and the University Board on Promotion and Tenure voted against granting tenure. The final decision rested with the university’s president, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, who said in the statement that he had found â€œno compelling reasons to overturnâ€ the tenure board’s recommendation.
In the DePaul statement, Father Holtschneider decried the outside interest the case had generated. â€œThis attention was unwelcome and inappropriate and had no impact on either the process or the outcome of this case.â€