In an open letter, grad students and alumni of the PhD program voice their shock at the Dean’s actions. Note the discrepancy between their report and that of the Chair, who has claimed the department was well informed. They comment on the none-too-subtle racial/ethnic bias behind declaring Spanish a non-canonical field of study (it’s been an American language since Cotton Mather!) and prove their excellence and eminence, generally speaking.
Spanish grad students reject suspension