Rosenstein’s paid leave is not disciplinary

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — UI Chancellor Robert Jones says putting a professor on paid administrative leave is not a disciplinary action.

Professor Jay Rosenstein is accused of recording a former Chief Illiniwek portrayer in a public restroom last week at the State Farm Center.

The senior executive committee and Chancellor Jones addressed the issue at a meeting Monday.

A professor in attendance at the meeting says he can’t comment because of his role, but did say the chancellor brought up the Rosenstein case in his report to the committee and stated in the report the action was not disciplinary in nature.

A UI spokesperson says they cannot comment on ongoing personnel matters and won’t comment on the details of the investigation.

But, the professor said, in the meeting there were questions regarding the definition of disciplinary actions and procedures. The professor said the chancellor reassured the committee all procedures were followed.

The Champaign County state’s attorney has not charged Rosenstein with a crime and says the court system is not the place for political debate. 

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