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Texas A&M recruited a UT professor to revive its journalism program, then backtracked after “DEI hysteria”

The university celebrated its decision to hire Kathleen McElroy to revive its journalism program. She says she’s staying at UT after she felt judged because of her race and gender.

Kathleen McElroy, a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism and a graduate of Texas A&M, in her apartment in Austin on July 11, 2023.

Kathleen McElroy signs her appointment letter during a ceremony at Texas A&M University, on June 13, 2023.

Reviving a defunct program


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