It has just come to the attention of current students and alumni of Cedarville University that a recommendation has been made to the board of trustees that, upon approval, will result in the removal of the Philosophy program and perhaps even the professors who have invested their lives into creating a community of philosophical thought.
This blog is a form of protest intended to foster unified, credible, and honest dissent. It is our hope that we will soon see not only the rejection of this recommendation, but also the recognition and celebration of the professors who have invested their time into making this program into what it is. This is a call for those who have a direct connection to Philosophy at Cedarville, those who may be indirectly connected to Cedarville’s professors or alumni, or those with no connection but the will to promote philosophy, quality education, institutional transparency, or something else. Rather than stating our own reasons why we think the philosophy program and its professors should remain, we ask that each individual post their own personal reason and thoughts. In an effort to act according to the principles of unity, credibility, and honesty, we ask that you email a picture of yourself, your name, who you are (professional affiliation, chosen path of life), and why you specifically protest the removal of this program and its professors to: firstname.lastname@example.org [notice: This email address has recently changed because of problems with the other account. If you have sent a submission recently and it has not been posted, please send it to this new address. We apologize for any inconvenience.]
Please go to the ‘Our Voices’ page to hear what our community has to say about this issue.
We hope this will be a space that reflects a beautiful and strong unity through our diversity and brings about radical changes for those who need it.
On behalf of those of us who care,
Please consider signing this petition–and passing it along to others–to let Cedarville know we are passionate & concerned about our university!
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