18 May 2012

Threatening to knife the baby pays off for the ANU as the business wallets open for the school of music

| johnboy
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The ABC reports that the Chamber of Commerce is having a whip around to fund the School of Music.

The Australian National University has now announced a reversal of its decision to cut in half one-on-one tuition, though it is sticking by its plan to cut 10 jobs.

Vice-chancellor Ian Young says discussions are underway with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to build a consortium to support the school and the wider ACT music community.

ACT Chamber of Commerce chief executive Chris Peters says this will help ensure the school’s ongoing viability.

Bad news for anyone else in town relying on philanthropic dollars about to be re-allocated.

UPDATE 18/05/12 11:27: The ANU media release is now online and says much the same thing.

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