11 November 2010

alain locke's department

see also http://www.coas.howard.edu/philosophy/
and http://savehowardphilosophy.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/welcome/
and http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/save-howard-universitys-philosophy-department/

From: The African Philosophy E-Mail List [AFRI-PHIL@LEHMAN.LISTSERV.CUNY.EDU] 
Sent: 11 November 2010 05:00
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:30:45 -0500
From: Bruce Janz <janzb@MAIL.UCF.EDU>
Subject: FYI: Howard University Dept. of Philosophy

Howard University's upper administration is threatening to close the MA and BA progams in Philosophy. This is the program that Alain Locke was involved in founding. Brian Leiter has a note about this, here http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2010/10/howard-university-philosophy-department-under-attack.html 

This is an important program, with some very good people in it, and a history of producing strong thinkers. This would be a major loss to Africana philosophy, and to Howard University. The final decision gets made on Dec. 1, and the president, Dr. Sidney Ribeau, needs to understand how important this department is to Africana philosophy and to his own university. If you want to make your thoughts about this known, you can write the president, at Dr. Sidney Ribeau, President, Howard University, 2400 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20059. Or, you can sign a petition, located here http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-howard-philosophy/sign.html

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