Feminist Philosophers reports that the administration at Howard University is considering closing its philosophy department.
Howard University, as many of you will be aware, is a historically black university, and one which has played an important role in the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America. It is Thurgood Marshall’s alma mater. And its philosophy department was the academic home to Alain Locke for the vast majority of his career. It would be a horrible development for such an important university to have no philosophy department, and for such an important philosophy department to close.
The post at Feminist Philosophers has a number of links for people you can write to in protest of this suggested move, and I’ll try to keep this post updated with more information as it comes to hand.