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Recent events including the hiring of Ms. Nikole Hannah-Jones have highlighted a continued lack of support for faculty, staff and students of underrepresented populations at UNC.  As a result, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (DEI-EXSS) feels compelled to:

  • Agree with Faculty Chair Dr. Mimi Chapman and others that “faculty voice must govern the tenure process for academic integrity to have meaning”.
  • Ask that the Board of Trustees revisit the matter of granting tenure to Ms. Nikole Hannah-Jones with the appropriate input from faculty and campus leadership.
  • Reaffirm the Department of Exercise and Sport Science’s commitment to supporting and uplifting the voices of those that are underrepresented and those with traditionally minoritized identities.
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