Letter in support of Ohio University Philosophy department

The BPA wrote to Ohio University on the 13th May 2020 to protest against the University’s decision to not honour a number of contracts in the philosophy faculty. See a news item about it on Daily Nous here.

The letter was sent to Professor Nellis, the University’s President, and also to its Board of Trustees. In it, Professor Fiona Macpherson encouraged senior management at Ohio University to involve their faculty in all of their decision making and to honour their previous commitments to shared governance and transparency.. Professor Macpherson expressed concerns that Ohio’s planning around cuts appeared to fall heavily in the humanities, and particularly in philosophy.

On the 15th May, one of three colleagues in the philosophy department at risk was issued a letter of non-renewal.

 

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