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No More UnderGrad ANUS?

By che 19 April 2005 8

ABC Online have this story on Education Minister Brendan Nelson’s proposal to merge the CSIRO and ANU to form one research university leaving no room for undergraduate students.

I guess this is one way to justify cut backs to university funding, streamline the university so they have fewer students and fewer courses.

The students have said “NAY” but no one listens to those long haired louts anyways.

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RandomGit 8:40 am 20 Apr 05

Shit, I have to go work there next month.

It’s all that research into wheat that can grow in ever more ardous conditions so that poor desert living people can feed themselves that annoys capital hill. Why could that be?

Blossy 5:19 am 20 Apr 05

boo, hiss, no undergrads means no grad students to fill the SuperUni!!! with anyway.

random 10:46 pm 19 Apr 05

That’s absolutely insane. It must be a misquote or something, seriously. There are arguments for merging some of the research schools (RSBS, RSC etc.) into CSIRO, but not the whole university. What the hell would they do with a philosophy department? Law? Art? Music?

(Unless the plan is just to get rid of those, thus opening up a bunch of *really* valuable City real estate…)

the es-sense 6:43 pm 19 Apr 05

That’s a ridiculous suggestion. So the best minds should be relieved from teaching? The undergrad-faculty relation works both ways: Undergrads learn from faculty and grads. After that Lecturers pick the good undergrads for hons and grad studies. I suppose it might also deliver quite a blow to Canberra’s nightlife.
But but if it was for Brendan, he would possibly also build an attached reactor on Black Mountain.

johnboy 6:34 pm 19 Apr 05

The CSIRO has annoyed the big end of town for a very long time.

Fancy using science in the public interest when it can be crippled and shackled for the profit of a few!

I’d see this as a step towards its obliteration.

getting under-grads out of ANU would reduce enable the purging of lefties on the faculty too i imagine.

LurkerGal 4:58 pm 19 Apr 05

Oops! Ok, so I withdraw all earlier comments about my annoyance at peoples’ inability to spell and use grammar……..

Ralph 4:55 pm 19 Apr 05

I was trying to fix bad spelling and grammar and somehow managed to kill it.

LurkerGal 4:42 pm 19 Apr 05

What happened to the mouse plague post??????

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