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Nikole Hannah-Jones has been treated unfairly. UNC Hussman alumni are emphatically in support of her taking action to seek a fair resolution.

As alumni of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, we are disappointed at the multiple attempts by Walter Hussman to influence the recruitment, hiring and tenure process for Nikole Hannah-Jones. When we look back at history and wonder how one group of people could oppress, discount, and control another, we imagine that it could look like this. Possibly starting with someone who “has concerns” and that person talking to more and more people until it escalates…


We, alumni of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, write in protest of the decision of the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees to not grant Nikole Hannah-Jones, herself an alumna of this program, tenure.

Hannah-Jones has had a distinguished journalism career of more than 20 years, is a Pulitzer Prize, Peabody, and MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant winner. She was also recently inducted into the North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame. …

UNC Hussman Alumni

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