Report: UNC to Vote on Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure
A decision by trustees earlier this year not to grant tenure to Hannah-Jones, even though it had been given to those who preceded her as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism, sparked a torrent of criticism from within the community.
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The trustees of North Carolina’s flagship public university are meeting behind closed doors later this week amid intense criticism of their decision not to offer tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. A news release from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill did not mention the subject to be discussed in Wednesday’s meeting. However, NC Policy Watch, which first reported on the meeting, said trustees would vote on whether…