UNC-Chapel Hill has work to do to repair reputation after tenure controversy, faculty says
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty were stung Tuesday by Nikole Hannah-Jones' rejection of a tenured position at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, but their ire was pointed at the university's Board of Trustees and administration.
SURPRISE YOU. >>> KEN SMITH HERE IN THE WRAL LIVE CENTER, WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE BREAKING NEWS INVOLVING NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES, JUST MINUTES AGO, SHE PUBLICLY DECLINED THE OFFER OF TENURE TO COME TO UNC CHAPEL HILL AS THE KNIGHT CHAIR OF THE HUNTSMAN SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, OPTING INSTEAD TO GO TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY TO BE ITS KNIGHT CHAIR AS WELL. MOMENTS AGO, THE FACULTY IN SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STAFF, THE HUNTSMAN SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, RELEASE THE STATEMENT IN PART AND AGREES, WHILE DISAPPOINTED, WE ARE NOT SURPRISED. WE SUPPORT MS. HANNAH-JONES IS CHOICE. FOLLOWING TREATMENT OF ONE OF OUR NATION'S MOST DECORATED JOURNALISTS, BY HER OWN HOLLAND ALMA MATER, WAS HUMILIATING, INAPPROPRIATE AND UNJUST. WE WILL BE FRANK, IT WAS RACIST. OUR SCHOOL HIGHLY REGARDS HER WORK, ABILITY, AND ACHIEVEMENTS. AGAIN, NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES OPTING TO BECOME THE KNIGHT CHAIR AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY,