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

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Science dean Andre E. Lalonde's office barricade rescinded

Science dean Andre E. Lalonde was recently replaced by interim dean Steve F. Perry.

Lalonde had installed a sophisticated protection against walk-in students or staff members at the dean's office.

Recall this video:

Well now the locks are gone and sanity has returned. Fear has been replaced with an open-door concept. What a novel idea for a university faculty.

Here is the memo:

Subject: Open door at the Office of the Dean
From: "Louise Hotte"
Date: Mon, 19 September, 2011 2:24 pm
To: science graduate students

Hello everyone,

It is with pleasure that I announce that the entrance door to the Office of the Dean has been unlocked as of now, no need to ring the doorbell anymore. It will be my pleasure to welcome you as usual.

Thank you
Louise Hotte
Secrétaire du doyen / Secretary to the Dean
Faculté des sciences / Faculty of Science
Pavillon Marion / Marion Hall
140 Louis Pasteur
Tél: 613-562-5985
Télécopieur: 613-562-5193.

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