SFSers protest new Map of the Modern World changes
Bring back the old Map!
As we reported yesterday, the School of Foreign Service institution, Map of the Modern World, is undergoing major changes this year. Turns out SFSers aren’t taking too kindly to the alterations.
They’ve started a Facebook group in protest, “Take Back Map of the Modern World.” The group currently has 392 members, including SFS Academic Council Representative Josh Mogil (SFS ’11) and former Map TA Helen Burdett (SFS ’11).
The group’s description explains their grievances:
Just because Dean Reardon-Anderson wants to take over the course, it doesn’t the course material should change … Map of the Modern World is a pillar of the SFS, and we urge the new Dean to reconsider his changes, not to the class called Map, but to that SFS institution called Map.
Keep Map and its cherished contents intact. Some additions to the course are always warranted, as there have been new developments occuring all the time. That isn’t the same as gutting the course. It’s just one of those binding forces that brings all of us in the SFS together
The group encourages members to invite all their friends in the SFS so that the deans will understand that students don’t support the “watering down” of Map.