Donor: Concerns over Hannah-Jones prompted emails to UNC

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A major University of North Carolina donor whose name is on its journalism school says he is curious about how much research went into the selection of Nikole Hannah-Jones to join the faculty. Walter Hussman Jr. says he discussed concerns about bringing Hannah-Jones to the journalism school with the dean, but Susan King told him she though having her in the school would be a plus for the university and would bring prestige to the school. Hussman says he also tried to arrange a Zoom meeting with Hannah-Jones, but was delayed when the controversy over her hiring came to light.

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