'It was embarrassing:' After tenure controversy, Hannah-Jones declines position at UNC
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was supposed to begin her new job at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday, but after so much controversy surrounding her tenure, she has officially declined the offer to teach at her alma mater.
STILL SEEING DELAYS FROM GARNER 40 WESTBOUND BETWEEN JONES SAUSAGE ROAD AND 440, BUT OVERALL, THE RIDE DREW GARNER LOOKS PRETTY GOOD FOR TUESDAY MORNING. BACK TO YOU. >>> FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS HERE, THE WRAL LIVE CENTER CONCERNING A CLAIM JOURNALIST, NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES. SHE PUBLICLY MADE HER DECISION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT SHE WILL EXCEPT THE TENURE POSITION AT UNC CHAPEL HILL, AS RECENTLY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES VOTED 9- FORT OFFERS HER THE 10 YEAR. AFTER FIRST ONLY OFFERING HER A FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT TO BE THE NIGHT CHAIR OF THE HUNTSMAN SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND UNC CHAPEL HILL. TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY IN HER OWN WORDS. >> I'VE DECIDED TO DECLINE THE OFFER OF 10 YEAR. I WILL NOT BE TEACHING ON THE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT DECISION. NOT A DECISION I WANTED TO MAKE. INSTEAD, I'M GOING TO BE A NIGHT CHAIR IN JOURNALISM AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY. >> AS YOU JUST HEARD, NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES OPTING TO GO TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY AS ITS NIGHT CHAIR, RATHER THAN ACCEPTING THE TENURE POSITION AT UNC CHAPEL HILL. WE HAVE REACHED THE ALFORD