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Academic Boycott of Middlesex University until restoration of philosophy program
Petition Background (Preamble):
Despite wide-spread international protest of the closure in the form of thousands of letters and petition signatures, the management has shown no signs of reconsidering its decision. Instead it seems dedicated to censoring all dissent: on May 21 it suspended three faculty members and several students for the 'crime' of campaigning to save their own courses and jobs.
It is time, then, for supporters of Middlesex Philosophy to take a more active stance.
Prior to such reinstatement, we will refuse to act as external examiners or to deliver talks at the school. We will encourage colleagues to reject job offers at Middlesex. We will refuse to visit campus for any reason other than to protest the decision to close the philosophy program. We will, in short, cease to engage with Middlesex as a legitimate academic institution.
The Academic Boycott of Middlesex University until restoration of philosophy program petition to Board of Governors, Middlesex University was written by John Protevi and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: middlesex