Tag: University of North Carolina

‘The Shadow Of Jim Crow’: Cornel West Rips Harvard In Letter Of Resignation After Tenure Controversy

NewsOne Featured Video Source: AFP / Getty Cornel West has made no secret of how he feels about Harvard University. The noted academic publicly chronicled his claims of the Ivy League school rebuffing his request for tenure before he just up and quit altogether. But on Monday night, West — whose tenure plight preceded that […]

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Black UNC Students Commit To ‘Holding The University’s Feet To The Fire’ Following Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Debacle

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Black Student Movement / Instagram.com/unc_bsm/ The University of North Carolina’s decision to initially deny Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure, reverberated in an instant rebuke from the school’s Black students and faculty, who waged their collective voices against the establishment in order to evoke change. While Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former alumnae […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Tells UNC-Chapel Hill She Won’t Join Faculty Unless She Has Tenure

Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images) Nikole Hannah-Jones is letting it be known that she has had it with board members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dragging their feet in making the right decision in granting her tenure along with the five-year contract with the school that she accepted. Advertisement As you […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Says She Won’t Join U.N.C. Faculty Without Tenure

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has told the University of North Carolina that she will not join its faculty as planned next month unless she is granted tenure, according to a letter from her lawyers. Ms. Hannah-Jones, a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, had agreed to teach at the university’s Hussman School […]

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Coach K’s Retirement From Duke and the End of the College ‘Supercoach’

Is the supercoach soon to be extinct? Jim Boeheim, how much longer will you hold on at Syracuse? John Calipari, what about your long ride at Kentucky? Tom Izzo at Michigan State, and even Nick Saban, the czar of college football at Alabama, have you been double-checking your retirement plans? Together, you represent the last […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Weighs Legal Action Against U.N.C.

The board of trustees at the University of North Carolina is under intensifying pressure to grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine journalist who is scheduled to start as a professor at its journalism school in July. Ms. Hannah-Jones, who helped create The Times’s 1619 Project, a series that has […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Receives Support in Tenure Dispute

Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states have tried to shape how racism and slavery can be taught in schools, with some bills explicitly targeting the 1619 Project. This month, Tennessee passed a law to withhold funding from schools that teach critical race theory, following a similar law in Idaho. Similar legislative proposals are underway […]

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Academic Tenure Is Broken. Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Case Makes That Clear.

If making it harder for marginalized scholars and approaches to become established is one potential side effect of our tenure system, protecting the privileges of older and more powerful faculty is the obvious corollary. Even if the committee charged with examining the scholar’s dossiers manages to be free of such attitudes, there is a high […]

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Nikole Hannah-Jones Denied Tenure at University of North Carolina

Nikole Hannah-Jones, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for The New York Times Magazine, was denied a tenured position at the University of North Carolina after the university’s board of trustees took the highly unusual step of failing to approve the journalism department’s recommendation. The decision drew criticism from faculty members on Wednesday, who said that the […]

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