In the days since the proposed elimination of the French PhD was announced, unsolicited comments have poured in from all corners of the country.  Many of these comments were sent directly to President Bernie Machen, others were sent to various members of the Faculty Senate or to members of the French section. 

In an effort to make all these comments public, and to show the breadth and depth of support for the French PhD, we have compiled those available to us here.  Should you wish to add a comment to those listed, please forward it to Theresa Antes at

Comments by international scholars

Comments by students and former students at UF

Comments by faculty and emeritus faculty

Comments on the issue of shared governance

Miscellaneous comments