Cornel West Leaves Princeton

    Image #: 15590054    Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West addresses a town hall gathering as part of the Smiley and West Poverty Tour at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles on October 9, 2011. At right is television talk host Tavis Smiley. The pair used the eleven-state, 18-city event to both highlight the struggle of the nation's poor as well as criticize President Obama. The tour is scheduled for broadcast Monday, October 10 through Friday, October 14 on the PBS program "Tavis Smiley", as part of a five part series.  UPI/Jim Ruymen /LANDOV

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    After a career teaching at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton, Cornel West will finish his career with an unusual move: he has accepted a post as a professor of philosophy and Christian practices at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. West, who is a ubiquitous radio and television personality, began his career there as an assistant professor in 1977. Reinhold Niebuhr once taught at the school, which is considered the birthplace of black theology. West tells The New York Times that Union is “the institutional expression of my core identity as a prophetic Christian.” He will remain an emeritus professor at Princeton.

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