The new rankings of philosophy graduate programs are out. Due to all of our departures of faculty over the last year and some, Boulder has dropped from #28 to #38. (We’re actually now tied with my undergraduate alma mater, WashU, which had fallen entirely off the rankings in recent years. I’m glad that WashU seems to be rebuilding its program.)
Although the present fall in rank aggravating, I’m not too worried it. Bob Pasnau (our department chairman) has been very busy hiring good new faculty. So I expect that we’ll see a substantial rise in our ranking the next time around.