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NEWS: West GS ’80 to leave University

593 words, breaking news. Originally published Nov. 17, 2011 in The Daily Princetonian.

African American studies professor and liberal activist Cornel West GS ’80 is leaving Princeton for the Union Theological Seminary in New York City at the end of this academic year, the seminary announced Wednesday night.

“I don’t have that much time, and I want to be able to do precisely what I’m called to do,” West said in an interview with The New York Times. The Times reported that he plans to “finish out” his teaching career at Union.

West will become professor of philosophy and Christian practices at Union in July 2012. He will teach a full schedule of classes on philosophy, theology, social change, community engagement and Christian activism, according to a Union press release.

Full article at The Prince.


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