The settlement doesn’t make Salaita whole, or the program he would have joined whole, nor is it in any way comparable to the payout granted by the Trustees to the Chancellor who terminated him. The better way would have been to compensate him for the costs was forced to incur in fighting for his reinstatement and his reputation PLUS the offer of reinstatement, but, given the vagaries (including delays) in our justice system, even with the favorable rulings Salaita did receive, it may have been the best compromise for him at this time to support his family and continue his work somewhere else.
This is part of a larger struggle against where rich and powerful special interests have tried to hold the rest of us hostage to their geopolitical and economic goals and agenda- so, the fight must continue to educate the public at large about these issues, in order that the equilibrium can shift.
I recall the case of Kaveh Afrasiabi at Harvard University and the injustices he was forced to suffer at the hands of the school, many of which were never remedied. One only has to look at his impressive accomplishments since that time to realize that such injustices can impel one to greater heights and accomplishments.
Moreover, Mr. Salaita has kept his focus and can look forward to many good years ahead of him. So, none of this is over by a long shot.