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A&M faculty leaders decry “appearance of outside influence” in botched hiring of journalism professor

The university announced the hiring of Kathleen McElroy, a Black former New York Times journalist, but later backtracked on its offer amid conservative pushback.

Texas A&M University in College Station.

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

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