July 23, 2021
Joel Ford sent in a link to UNC System President Peter Hans’ July 22 report to the UNC Board of Governors on which Ford serves.
The report included Hans’ veiled but clear reference to the controversy sparked by the tenure fight over journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones.
“My job,” Hans said, “is to make sure this institution is performing its core mission and maintaining broad support. So I’ll be truly worried on the day that a major controversy is met with a public shrug instead of a public outcry.” He characterized the public attention as “a real sign of investment in this place.”