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3 Black Tenured Professors Are Leaving U of Denver

May 12, 2022

Three Black tenured professors are leaving the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology, prompting a rally of Black students, Axios reported.

Graduate students told Axios about racist incidents and microaggressions at Denver. And one of the faculty members said her decision to leave was "complicated," but was due to the university's climate, and workload inequity.

A spokeswoman said the departures were of "great concern" to the university. "Leaders at the university have been working diligently to address the expressed concerns of our faculty of color and will continue to do so," she said. The university is also launching a workload equity task force in response to concerns expressed by the faculty of color.



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