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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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UNC to change graduate student payment schedule from monthly to semesterly

On May 25, Dean of the Graduate School Suzanne Barbour announced upcoming changes to payments — creating uncertainty for grad students. The changes will affect the timing of graduate student payments and will have implications for their taxes. Graduate school Director of Finance and Administration Beverly Wyrick said the new system is scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 1.

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Bob Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection and director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is retiring on May 31, 2021. Photo courtesy of Jon Gardiner.

North Carolina Collection curator Bob Anthony to retire after 40-year career

Bob Anthony, curator of the North Carolina Collection and director of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, is set to retire on May 31 after a 40-year career. Lisa Gregory, program coordinator at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, said Anthony has always been passionate about his work, and that his work has elevated UNC’s status in the minds of people who research the state.

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Photos are owned by the MacArthur Foundation and licensed under a Creative Commons license: CC-BY. Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Photo is of Nikole Hannah-Jones

UNC has until Friday to offer Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure or face federal lawsuit

Nikole Hannah-Jones is considering taking legal action against UNC following the Board of Trustees' decision to not take action in granting her a tenured position.  "We are evaluating all available legal recourse to fully vindicate Ms. Hannah-Jones' rights, including possibly initiating a federal action against UNC, the Board and/or affiliated entities and individuals," the letter said.

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Lamar Richards sworn in to Board of Trustees by former Chief Justice Cheri Beasley

UNC Student Body President Lamar Richards was sworn in as the sole student representative on the Board of Trustees on Thursday. Richards is the University’s first Black, gay student body president. The ceremony was administered by Cheri Beasley, former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, who was the first Black woman to serve as chief justice. 

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