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Professor Juan Rojo sits at his desk with the letter to the faculty and the one to himself. (William Gordon 17)

Board rejects faculty motion to grant Rojo tenure

Ian Morse September 23, 2016

Professor Juan Rojo walked to the president’s office after class on Tuesday afternoon. An email told him there was a letter waiting for him from the board of trustees. Exactly three weeks before, he...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

Faculty motions to give Rojo tenure

William Gordon September 9, 2016

Faculty voted overwhelmingly to urge the board of trustees to uphold the tenure review committee’s recommendation to grant professor Juan Rojo tenure in a special faculty meeting Tuesday, several sources...

Spanish Professor Juan Rojo plans to end his hunger strike six days after it began. (Ian Morse 17)

Professor to end hunger strike Monday morning

William Gordon September 4, 2016

Spanish Professor Juan Rojo announced to the board of trustees Saturday that he plans to suspend his hunger strike Monday at 10 a.m. Faculty were notified Sunday morning. Rojo has only consumed water...

Professor Juan Rojo – on hunger strike and only consuming drinks – was given two drinks by President Alison Byerly, who signed off to deny him tenure. (Ian Morse 17)

Byerly and Rojo meet; Governance committee to meet this afternoon

William Gordon September 2, 2016

President Alison Byerly and Spanish Professor Juan Rojo met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday night regarding Rojo’s hunger strike in response to the denial of his tenure application. A faculty...

Markle Hall of Administration (Hana Isihara 17).

What is the tenure review process?

Ian Morse September 1, 2016

A Lafayette assistant professor announced on Tuesday afternoon that he would be going on hunger strike to protest the president's decision to deny his tenure application. From the time Juan Rojo announced...

Professor Juan Rojo announced he went on hunger strike today to protest the denial of his tenure. (Ian Morse 17)

Student evaluations and tenure: A professor’s hunger strike

William Gordon September 1, 2016

Near the end of Tuesday’s faculty meeting, a Lafayette professor announced that he had been on hunger strike since the meeting began at 4:10 p.m. and would not end until his demands are met. Assistant...

Professor Juan Rojo announced he went on hunger strike today to protest the denial of his tenure. (Ian Morse 17)

Professor hunger strikes against denial of tenure

Ian Morse August 30, 2016

This was a breaking news story and has been updated. Check here for updates. A Lafayette assistant professor announced today that he is going on a hunger strike to protest President Alison Byerly’s...

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