I graduated from Cedarville in 2011 with a BA in English. Although I had no direct connections with the philosophy department as a student, as part of a major that encourages critical thinking in a similar form, I strongly oppose the idea of eliminating a program that is vital to truth and faith. Philosophical thought should be the very essence of a Christian education as no Truth is worth holding that cannot withstand questioning. Not only should the faculty of this department be rescued, as it were, but they should also be recognized for the difficult task they willingly take on in not only preparing our students for a career but teaching them how to become more fully human through dialogue and the application of thought. If CU wants to continue producing students of integrity who will contribute to society in a Christ-like manner, the Humanities departments should be amongst the last to go.