Two U of I English Professors on the Humanities Crisis at Public Universities

An article by two professors in English, Gordon Hutner and Feisal G. Mohamed, titled “The Real Humanities Crisis is Happening at Public Universities,” recently appeared in New Republic. It has been circulating widely online. As the authors state, “Under this new business model, humanities programs suffer in general and small departments, like classics and philosophy, find themselves perpetually under threat, no matter what their historical significance to higher learning.” You can read the full article here.