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Breaking: UNC Grants Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure after 1619 Project Backlash

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Board of Trustees gathered for a special meeting Wednesday and voted 9–4 to approve the tenure application of Nikole Hannah-Jones , author of the “1619 Project” published by the New York Times . Some demonstrators congregated inside to watch the meeting, which was supposed to be a closed session, as is standard procedure for a tenure vote. However, this information was reportedly not communicated to the student body, so several people were forcibly removed by police, according to the Daily Tar Heel . Jones criticized the officers’ conduct with the students in a Twitter statement . “It should have been communicated how this meeting would go, that tenure proceedings are always held in closed session, and an attempt made to de-escalate. Instead Black students were shoved and punched because they were confused about the process. This is not right,” Hannah-Jones wrote. A majority vote confirmed Hannah-Jones to be a tenured professor, with