Press Release, CGU Board Votes to Close Philosophy Department; Current Students Will Receive Full Support to Complete Their Degrees:
The Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University has decided to close the university’s Department of Philosophy as a result of a “combination of market, enrollment, and limited faculty resources,” according to a statement released late last week by Interim President Jacob Adams.
The board, which voted for the closure during its meetings held earlier this month, considered a range of factors, including “the dwindling market for philosophy programs at small privates in our selectivity range,” Adams explained in his message, which was sent out to the university’s staff and faculty. ...
Mason assured the 10 students now enrolled in the university’s philosophy program that they would receive the full support of the university to complete their degree programs.
Leiter's Philosophy Blog, Claremont Graduate University Shuts Its Philosophy Department, and Two Tenured Faculty Will Be Terminated!:
The Claremont Graduate University will be closing the PhD program and terminating two tenured faculty! One, Charles Young, a specialist in ancient philosophy, may have the reasonable option to retire, but the other, Masahiro Yamada (epistemology), a tenured associate professor (with a family), will need to find a new position.
Inside Higher Ed, Philosophers Object To Decision To Close Claremont Philosophy Department