U of O Watch mission, in the words of Foucault...

"One knows … that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. … It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them." -- Foucault, debating Chomsky, 1971.

U of O Watch mission, in the words of Socrates...

"An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all." -- Socrates

video of president allan rock at work

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Video Studies in the Pathology of Power

The Rock administration of the University of Ottawa will celebrate the departure of
VP-Academic Robert Major (well known on this BLOG)
at a garden party in a tent on the lawn of Tabaret Hall on May 19, 2009.
The video below is an example of the moving address in all its intellectual depth that Mr. Major is expected to deliver. The video is based on the 2008 such garden party that was held to celebrate the departure of former president Gilles Patry (also known on this blog: LINK1, LINK2).