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Universities Are Freezing Tenure Clocks. What Will That Mean for Junior Faculty of Color?

Dr. Delia Fernandez -- an assistant professor of Latinx history at Michigan State University -- teaches her online classes and works on her book manuscript during the three hours a day her one-year-old son takes a nap.

After her partner left for army reserve duty, she suddenly found herself single parenting while working toward tenure during a pandemic. She was relieved when Michigan State University announced it would extend junior faculty's tenure clocks by one year.


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