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Jimmy Carter granted tenure at Emory University after 37 years

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaksat the Carter Center on January 18, 2019 in Atlanta, the United States.
Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter has been granted tenure at Emory University in Atlanta after serving as University Distinguished Professor for 37 years, the university announced Monday.

Why it matters: The 94-year-old will be the first tenured faculty member at Emory to have been awarded a Nobel Prize and the first to have served as U.S. president.

The big picture: Carter has seen a resurgence during the 2020 Democratic presidential race. The announcement comes less than a month after he broke a hip in a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.

Go deeper: Jimmy Carter's renaissance