UNC grants Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure, ending free-speech dispute

Posted on AllSides July 1st, 2021
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Trustees at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill approved tenure Wednesday for Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, capping weeks of tension that began when a board member halted the process over questions about her teaching credentials.

The board voted 9-4 to accept the tenure application at a special meeting that included a closed-door session that had sparked a protest by supporters of Ms. Hannah-Jones. At one point, a student said she was manhandled by a campus police officer trying to get her out of the ballroom...

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