Political wildcard Steven Bailey is now taking on the ANU, planning to camp out at the ANU and single handedly re-establish the School of Humanities.
Senate Candidate Steven Bailey will be re-establishing a School of Humanities in at the ANU in front of the School of Art, Thursday 8th of August. A tent will be erected at 10:30am – 12pm, and Steven and his dog Bruce will man the tent and maybe deliver a few tutorials. All welcome.
‘Over the past decade students, academics and the wider Australian community have borne witness to the ANU’s systematic devastation of their capacity to afford to the next generation an adequate liberal arts education.’
‘I say to the administration of the Australian National University, enough! The time has come that ordinary people can no longer sit idly by and allow the administration of the ANU to continue the disestablishment of the humanities.’
‘We have seen restructure after restructure of entire humanities based faculties. We have seen the systematic casualization of almost the entire workforce, and now to learn that ANU will be phasing out tutorials in humanities subjects is the final straw. This move has ramifications far beyond those it directly affects – it threatens the ability of future generations to engage in an ever-changing world with creativity and humanity.’
It’s with sadness that I note that Labor and Liberal are completely absent on this issue.
Steven Bailey – Senate Candidate for the ACT