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Faculty chairperson, SBP highlight larger issues amid Hannah-Jones tenure case

Chairperson of the Faculty Mimi Chapman wrote a letter, which she posted on Twitter Sunday, urging members of the UNC community to speak out as the Board of Trustees remains silent about the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure situation. This comes after Student Body President Lamar Richards wrote an open letter to the UNC community Thursday encouraging prospective students and staff from marginalized communities to look elsewhere.

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Some of the Black Pioneers and their spouses meet for lunch at Mama Dip’s in early 2020. Photo courtesy of Walter A. Jackson.

Members of UNC Black Pioneers release statement calling for BOT to grant Hannah-Jones tenure

Twenty-one members of the UNC Black Pioneers — an organization of Black alumni who graduated between 1952 and 1972 — released a statement on Wednesday regarding the Board of Trustees' non-action on the tenure of Nikole Hannah-Jones. “The undersigned members of the UNC Black Pioneers, fully support the joint statement of support for tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones issued by the Carolina Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at UNC,” the statement read.

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Op-ed: Set a date to review Hannah-Jones for tenure

"Should it become clear that Ms. Hannah-Jones will not be given a fair hearing and vote as has every other candidate for the position she will hold, faculty will no doubt leave this university. Why stay when promotion or tenure may be delayed or denied because of someone else’s politics?"

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