At DePaul U., Worries About Tenure Turmoil's Effect on Hiring

As search committees do their work to fill tenure-track positions at DePaul University for the fall, they'll be hiring against the backdrop of the recent failed tenure bids of a cluster of minority scholars there.

Those controversial tenure denials, in a year when every white candidate succeeded, could hamper the university's efforts to attract and retain minority professors, faculty diversity experts say.

"This is the kind of situation that would at