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Cornel West leaving Harvard teaching post

Cornel West, on Oct. 6, 2016. Justin Saglio for The Boston Globe, File

Cornel West, the philosopher, progressive political activist, and outspoken social critic who last month threatened to leave his Harvard University teaching post following what he said was the denial of his request to be considered for tenure, announced Monday that he’s leaving for a position at Union Theological Seminary.

West confirmed the move via Twitter, after an interview he gave to The Boycott Times.

“I am blessed to announce with my dear brother Mordecai Lyon of The Boycott Times that I am moving from Harvard to Union Theological Seminary in New York City!” West tweeted. “Our struggle for truth & justice continues with style & smiles!”

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