Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones has reached a settlement regarding her lawsuit against the University of North Carolina, according to CNN. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist filed suit after she was denied tenure by the University of North Carolina’s board of trustees despite being recommended for tenure by the tenure committee.
“Ms. Hannah-Jones is grateful to have this matter behind her, and she looks forward to continuing her professional work committed to using the power of investigative journalism to expose the truth about the manifestations of racism in our society and training the next generation of aspiring journalists to do the same at her academic home of Howard University. We believe this settlement will help support the ongoing work towards addressing racial inequity at the university.”