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DJ, philosophy student, flâneuse.

Education on Trial: Join the Mutiny

Those interested in the campaign to Save Middlesex Philosophy may be interesting in attending Mutiny: Education on Trial at ULU tomorrow (Thursday, 4 November 2010) from 18.00 – 23.30. Mutiny is about activists coming together to share ideas and practical … Continue reading

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Reminder: Nina Power seminar tomorrow (Thursday, 28 October 2010)

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 6.30pm: Nina Power on ‘Intellectual Equality: Rancière and Education’ Nina Power will be speaking on Rancière and pedagogy (with reference to The Ignorant Schoolmaster). Power is the author of One Dimensional Woman (Zero Books, 2009), and … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Students to Ed Esche & the Board of Governors

Dear Professor Esche, Thank you for your letter. However, we feel that it does not adequately address the issues we have collectively raised. Beyond the alleged facts governing your reasons for closure, which we have reason to dispute, we are … Continue reading

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Letter in the Guardian

From the Guardian: “The decision to close the Middlesex University philosophy department has roused the indignation of the academic community across the world (Reason for being, Education, 18 May). Rated the highest of all Middlesex’s departments in the Research … Continue reading

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Support from UCU at Sussex

From The following motion was passed unanimously by the Branch at yesterday’s General Meeting: This branch condemns without reservation the suspension of a number of students and of Professors Peter Hallward and Peter Osborne [and Dr Christian Kerslake] by … Continue reading

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An article about the suspensions has appeared in the New Statesman’s blog page.

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Graham Harman letter re: the suspensions

Dear Governors of Middlesex University: With yesterday’s suspensions of Professors Hallward, Osborne, and several students, I fear we are seeing a merely vindictive gesture that threatens genuine long-term damage to your institution. We have heard of “outlaw nations,” but never … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden letter re: the suspensions

Dear Dean Esche and members of the board of governors, I have just heard the news of the suspension of students and two professors at your university. I am dismayed and outraged by your escalation of the dispute. I have … Continue reading

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Bruno Bosteels letter re: the suspensions

Dear friends: I am more appalled every day by the utter blindness and stupidity of the administration at Middlesex University. Students want to continue studying Philosophy; teachers and researchers are committed to continuing the programs in Philosophy; and the University … Continue reading

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John Protevi letter re: the suspensions

Board of Governors Middlesex University inLondon The Burroughs London NW4 4BT Dear Members of the Board: The suspension of Professors Osborne and Hallward is shameful! How could you allow the university administration under your supervision to behave this way? Academic … Continue reading

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