By WECT Staff
Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 6:51 PM EDT|Updated: 15 hours ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) – The UNC Board of Trustees voted 9-4 to approve tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, according to a tweet by The Daily Tar Heel.
After accepting a position with UNC Chapel Hill, Hannah-Jones, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 Project examining slavery, refused to join the faculty without tenure.
The vote took place at a special meeting of the Board on Wednesday.
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