In resignation letter, Cornel West says Harvard constitutes ‘intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy’

Scholar and progressive activist Cornel West, who earlier this year announced he would be resigning from Harvard University’s divinity school, released a June 30 letter to the school’s dean outlining his reasons for leaving and accusing the administration of “narcissistic academic professionalism.” In sending the letter out on social media, West said, “Let us bear witness against this spiritual rot!” RELATED: Cornel West returns to Union Theological Seminary after Harvard tenure dispute West, who takes up a tenured position at Union Theological Seminary in New York this month,  threatened to leave Harvard in February, when the school denied his request to be considered for tenure, according to media reports. His departure for Union was announced in March.

In resignation letter, Cornel West says Harvard constitutes ‘intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy’

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