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Nikole Hannah-Jones Will Not Join UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Without Tenure

HeadlineJun 23, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says she will not join the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next month without tenure. Hannah-Jones, creator of The 1619 Project, says “political interference and influence” led to the school board’s decision to deny her tenure, which drew protest and sharp criticism from faculty, students, fellow academics and some donors.

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