Prominent Philosopher to Leave U. of Miami in Wake of Misconduct Allegations

Colin McGinn, a prominent philosopher at the University of Miami, is leaving amid allegations that he sent improper messages to a graduate student, dividing philosophers at his institution and across the country.

Midway through the 2012-13 academic year, Mr. McGinn signed an agreement with the university stating that he will formally depart at the end of December 2013, several faculty members who are close to the philosopher said.

The university declined to confirm Mr.