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May 2016


Department of Deviance

Amy Olberding (Oklahoma) has opened up the Department of Deviance. Tagline: “We would have called it Philosophy but that name was already taken.” From various posts at the site:

MISSION STATEMENT:  Know more things!
STRATEGIC PLAN:  Find out more things by reading more, listening to more people, and asking about stuff we don’t understand but sure would like to. ..

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Is Your Department on the Chopping Block?

Inside Higher Ed today discusses a report by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on faculty cuts at the College of St. Rose (previously). A number of faculty were let go, leading the AAUP to declare that at the College, tenure is “virtually meaningless.” Among the programs affected is philosophy:

This is not the first time a philosophy ma..

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