We the undersigned strongly request that the IWU Administration and Board reconsider this serious mistake, a mistake which will have great consequences for the reputation and mission of what until now has been a model SLAC. IWU states that its "primary focus is opening students' minds." The Philosophy Department is nationally recognized for its excellence and has played a central part in realizing this goal. This action by the Administration directly undermines this goal. By getting rid of the Philosophy Department, IWU will be a liberal arts college no more.
The petition will be sent to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the President of IWU.
If you wish to send a letter in support of the department, which would be great:
Update #421 days ago
According to Daily Nous the Trustees of IWU have decided not to eliminate the IWU Philosophy Department. Thank to everyone for signing this petition!
Update #3about a month ago
The petition has now hit 1500 signatures! Thank you!
Update #2about a month ago
The petition is now well above 1,000 signers. Hopefully we will get 2,000. Thank you all.
Update #1about a month ago
Thanks for signing the petition in support of the IWU Philosophy Department. It is now at 667 -- 2/3 of the way to the goal of 1,000 signers.