Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (Dublin) staff letter

From: Martin McCabe
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 18:01:18 +0100
To: <m.driscoll@mdx.ac.uk;>, <w.ahmad@mdx.ac.uk;>, <m.house@mdx.ac.uk;>, <e.esche@mdx.ac.uk.>
Conversation: Letter of support for the CRMEP
Subject: Letter of support for the CRMEP

Dear Sir/Madam,

The staff and researchers at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media
in Dublin, Ireland (comprised of the National College of Art and Design, the
Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun
Laoghaire and the University of Ulster) decry the planned closure of the
Philosophy programmes at Middlesex University.

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy represents a beacon
across a diversity of disciplines and is a hub of intellectual and creative
activity that is an inspiration to the international community of
researchers in creative arts and critical humanities. The work of the staff
at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy has been central to
our reading and research activities here at the Graduate School. Many of our
researchers and staff have attended CRMEP events over the last number of
years and have found these an invaluable resource.  Its reputation and
status is beyond question, indeed so much so that this makes the decision
for closure both confounding and alarming.

We urge the University Executive to reconsider its decision and to reverse
the plan to close the Philosophy programmes at Middlesex as this closure
will have far-reaching impacts beyond the local institution.

Yours sincerely

Dr. Michael Wilson, Dean, Graduate School Creative Arts and Media, Ireland.
Martin McCabe, DIT Fellow, Graduate School Creative Arts and Media, Ireland.
Dr Elaine Sisson, IADT Fellow, Graduate School Creative Arts and Media, Ireland
Dr Lisa Godson, NCAD Fellow, Graduate School Creative Arts and Media, Ireland
Dr Francis Halsall, Associate Fellow, NCAD, Ireland

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