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1619 Creator Says Goodbye to UNC, Hello to Howard

After tenure controversy is settled, Nikole Hannah-Jones to head to HBCU in DC instead

(Newser) - After much controversy, Nikole Hannah-Jones finally got tenure from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, but her words upon hearing that news didn't sound especially promising: She noted she needed some time to "determine what is the best way forward." This week, that way forward was made...

1619 Project Creator Gets Tenure After All

Nikole Hannah-Jones still deciding 'the best way forward'

(Newser) - She got tenure in the end. A day before Nikole Hannah-Jones' teaching job at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was set to begin, the board of trustees voted 9-4 to grant tenure to the award-winning journalist and creator of the 1619 Project, appointed as the Knight Chair in Race...

1619 Project Creator Makes Decision on Teaching Job

Nikole Hannah-Jones cites 'political interference,' won't teach at UNC-Chapel Hill without tenure

(Newser) - Nikole Hannah-Jones is to teach two courses at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's journalism school this fall. But she won't be in class unless she gets tenure, according to a letter submitted by the 1619 Project creator's legal team. Others appointed to the Knight Chair in...

Critics of 1619 Project Creator: Move Against Her Is a 'Travesty'

Professors say board's denial of tenure threatens academic freedom

(Newser) - Princeton historian Sean Wilentz and politics professor Keith E. Whittington have both been critical of Nikole Hannah-Jones' 1619 Project . Wilentz even penned an article describing the project's "inaccuracies," including the creator's claim that the American Revolution was fought to protect slavery. But if you thought they'...

'A Chilling Effect': 1619 Project Creator Denied Tenure at UNC

Insiders say politics was behind unusual decision on Nikole Hannah-Jones

(Newser) - In what academics say is a highly unusual and "disappointing" move, New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, will not be offered a tenured position at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina. She will instead be offered a five-year contract at the UNC-Chapel...

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