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

Thursday, January 21, 2010

U of O's President Allan Rock goes berzerk against student Marc Kelly - Video

The Rock administration at the University of Ottawa has applied its "final solution" against star mathematics student Marc Kelly.

This is the first video evidence of the consequences of Rock's determination to eliminate Marc Kelly from campus. The university unilaterally barred the ace student from registering for required courses in his study program and trespassed him from campus.

Here is what it looks like when three campus police goons come to get Marc Kelly in the graduate student association pub in order to expel him from campus:

I guess it was not part of their training that under the Ontario Trespass to Property Act the graduate student association is the legal occupier of its pub that it rents from University of Ottawa Inc? And, therefore, that the student has right of passage? Immobilize student and crush student head appears to have figured prominently in the training however.

The sound track is from a separate event when Marc Kelly went to try to meet President Allan Rock (who has an "open door policy"), after many frustrating months of trying to get his discrimination and harassment complaint recognized at any level of the academic administration.

[What you can do: Write to President Allan Rock and tell him to stop his mistreatment of Marc Kelly: president[at]uottawa.ca. Put the media in cc: chuotrain[at]gmail.com.]

1 comment:

Peter Biesterfeld said...

disgusting ... disturbing ... dialogue with students don't silence and arrest them ... how perverted ... and these people are in charge of education?

I'd like to hear the audio of the arrest/apprehension of Marc Kelly ... Although I get it, that the events are connected - the ruthless power of Rock and all - it's still kind of weird hearing the audio from one event married to the visuals of another... but what the hey, a creative treatment of actuality?

Free Marc Kelly! ... free ALL students!