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'It's important they understand:' Leaders in Silent Sam reversal aim to educate next generation

This fall brings the first academic year that a full campus of undergraduate students will have never walked past the Silent Sam statue. Alumni and community members involved in the reversal of the $2.5 million Silent Sam settlement gathered this past week to reflect on the case.  "Even though progress might be slow, over the long term, it is possible to implement change in a system that seems so resistant to change," Walter Jackson, chairperson of UNC's Black Pioneers and a 1967 UNC alumnus, said. 

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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.
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UNC and Nikole Hannah-Jones reach settlement over last year's tenure controversy

On Friday, the University reached an agreement with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to resolve legal matters related to her application for a tenured position in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The settlement required three key provisions for UNC: an inclusive search process, mental health counseling and reserved funds in the provost's office, according to a statement by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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