Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Declaration of Independence

…as the #UVA Board of Visitors might update it, by Kieran Healy. Pre-Rally for Honor reading  (along with originals) or seemly substitute for those of us unable to attend. The  situation at historical University of Virginia (the only university in the United States to be designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) shares more than a few parallels with a different but equally alarming situation at a new university, Texas A&M University - San Antonio (established 2009). Adjunct professor Bradford and  university president Sullivan, both supporting Jeffersonian ideals, both struck down. The message and its warning are the same. The ax of the corporate university hews high and low, not hesitating to take out those who resist its mission and speak out.

Charlottesville, June 19th, 2012
The More or Less Unanimous Declaration of the Board of Visitors

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a Board to dissolve the administrative bands which have connected a President with a University, and to assume for themselves the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and the Bond Market entitle them, it is best to do it secretly, quickly, and in the middle of the night.

Read the rest of The Declaration of Independence - Kieran Healy

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