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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and MacArthur Fellow Nikole Hannah-Jones, poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

UNC responds to letter from Hannah-Jones' legal team as deadline passes to offer tenure

Hannah-Jones' legal team gave UNC a deadline of June 4 to offer her a tenured position or face a federal lawsuit, according to a letter obtained by NC Policy Watch on May 29. The Board of Trustees did not meet again by the deadline. “We look forward to continued dialogue with her counsel,” Joel Curran, vice chancellor for communications, said in a statement.

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'Zoombombing' brings up questions of cybersecurity and safety for UNC students

The FBI issued a warning in March about the practice of "Zoombombings," where uninvited users hijack and disrupt teleconferences, often with offensive or racist images and language. UNC has not gone unaffected. Students in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media class MEJO 584: International Projects held a live premiere of their final project on April 29. Students say their Q&A session, hosted on Zoom, was interrupted by unidentified users — including a naked man — who screamed the n-word multiple times and that “no one f------ cares.” 

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