Activist prof Cornel West returning to NY seminary

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Posted: Nov 17, 2011 8:22 AM
Activist prof Cornel West returning to NY seminary

Ivy League activist Cornel West is returning to the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

West tells The New York Times ( that he'll become a professor of philosophy and Christian practices at Union next summer.

West is a frequent TV and radio commentator. He's written 19 books, including "Race Matters."

West was an assistant professor at Union in 1977.

He departed from Harvard in 2002 after a dispute with its president. He's leaving Princeton on good terms and will remain an emeritus professor there.

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He has also taught at Yale.

Union's president, the Rev. Serene Jones, is one of West's former students.

Jones says the seminary is a good place for West to combine "his scholarly commitments and his activism."


Information from: The New York Times,