Cornel West Leaves Princeton

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.