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Blacks’ fight for tenure roils Emerson

College, antibias agency reviewing policies

Emerson will give journalism professor Roger House another shot at tenure in 2011 in exchange for dropping his complaint. Emerson will give journalism professor Roger House another shot at tenure in 2011 in exchange for dropping his complaint. (Greg Townsend)
By Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / October 6, 2009

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In its 129-year history, Emerson College has granted tenure to just three black professors. Two of them had to sue for the distinction. Last year, when two more black scholars were up for tenure, school administrators denied them both, despite approval from colleagues in their departments. (Full article: 1011 words)

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