- University of Chicago Humanities Community
- United States of America
A decision has been made to convert the back room of Classics Cafe into a departmental seminar room.
The undersigned adamantly oppose plans to transform the back room of Classics Cafe into a departmental seminar room.
The entire Classics Cafe space is a crucial element in the intellectual life of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. This is a place that has not merely a function, but a physiognomy expressive of unique features of our academic culture. It is a utopian space, where undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty exchange ideas in an atmosphere imbued with a tradition of shared learning. It is a Socratic space.
Changes to Classics Cafe should be in the manner of improvement rather than diminishment. We urge reversal of a decision that would eviscerate a singular milieu of humanistic conversation at the University of Chicago.
The Save Classics Cafe petition to University of Chicago Humanities Community was written by David Wellbery and is in the category Education at GoPetition.