Students Protest Professor's Tenure Denial

05/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • By Rebecca Kaplan | Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:31 Am The Daily Pennsylvanian

On Monday night, nine College seniors in the final stages of writing their honors theses gathered on the third floor of Van Pelt Library. They wanted answers.

The seniors are part of a 17-person History honors thesis class that is leading a charge to protest the tenure denial of their thesis seminar advisor, Ronald Granieri.

An assistant professor of modern European history, Granieri was recently denied tenure in his second and last chance to apply for the standing. He originally applied last year in his sixth year of teaching at Penn.

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