Cornel West has announced he’s leaving Harvard and says the school has lost its way

By: | July 14, 2021

Cornel West, one of the nation’s foremost Black scholars and an outspoken progressive activist, has announced his resignation from Harvard University, accusing the school of “intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of deep depths.”

West, who earlier this year said he was giving up his drive for tenure at Harvard Divinity School to rejoin the faculty at Union Theological Seminary, posted what he called “my candid letter of resignation” to Twitter late Monday.

In it, he writes that the “disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty, and the disorientation of precious students loom large” at Harvard.

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