Joe Killian and Kyle Ingram

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees grant tenure to Nikole Hannah-Jones

By: - June 30, 2021

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees approved tenure for acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on Wednesday, ending a month-long saga that has outraged students, faculty and journalists across the country. In a public vote, the board approved Hannah-Jones’s tenure application 9-4 after a closed session of nearly three hours. Voting “no” were members Haywood Cochrane, Allie Rae […]

UNC Board of Trustees could reconsider tenure for Pulitzer-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones

By: - May 26, 2021

UNC Board of Governors will not intervene

Nikole Hannah-Jones’s candidacy for tenure has been resubmitted to the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, Policy Watch confirmed Wednesday. The UNC-Chapel Hill Provost's office asked the school’s Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure to resubmit Hannah-Jones’s name, two sources with direct knowledge of the process. Policy Watch has agreed not to identify these sources so that they can discuss a confidential personnel matter.

Breaking: UNC Chancellor and trustees respond to Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure controversy

By: - May 20, 2021

After days of controversy surrounding UNC-Chapel Hill’s failure to appoint acclaimed New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones to a tenured professorship, on Thursday the chair of the school’s board of trustees, Richard Stevens, placed responsibility for the decision on the dean of the school’s journalism department. When Hannah-Jones’s tenure package came to the board’s […]

PW special report: After conservative criticism, UNC backs down from offering acclaimed journalist tenured position

By: - May 19, 2021

Journalism school will instead offer Nikole Hannah-Jones a fixed five-year contract In her career in journalism, Nikole Hannah-Jones has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant.” But despite support from UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and its chancellor, she won’t be getting a tenure-track teaching position at her alma mater. At least not yet.