Depressing things going on at Middlesex University in the UK following management’s crazy decision to close the Philosophy Department.
After student occupations in protest, a number of students and faculty have been suspended from the University. Faculty suspended are Professor Peter Osbourne, Professor Peter Hallward, and Dr. Christian Kerslake.
Many readers will know the department and its excellent and ongoing work. Philosophy has been one of the University’s highest research-rated departments. It seems its just not profitable or ‘impactful’ enough for management’s vision of the University going forward. Unfortunately, this seems an increasing threat to the humanities, arts and some of the critical social sciences in an increasingly neo-liberalizing British higher educational context.
More here and a petition as well: