Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Middlesex Philosophy Rally
Heavy-handed treatment of staff and students at Middlesex University as it plans to close down its Philosophy department:
"Three members of staff were also suspended on Friday [21 May] afternoon: Professors Peter Osborne (head of the CRMEP) and Peter Hallward (programme leader for the Middlesex Philosophy MA programmes), and senior lecturer Dr. Christian Kerslake (who learned about his suspension over the weekend), pending investigation into their involvement in the occupations. This means that half of the Philosophy staff have now been suspended from duty."
I'd be very sorry to see the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy disappear.
Publishers aren't happy about this either.
What can be done to save Middlesex Philosophy?
Well, you could sign the petition.
And there's a rally tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the university's Hendon campus.