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

Monday, January 30, 2012


I never thought I would see the day soon when the student media at the U of O would find its voice in the needed criticism of the university administration...


The French student newspaper La Rotonde is on fire with being brushed aside by the Rock administration.

Its latest razor sharp editorial is HERE.
An English translation is provided by student senator Joseph Hickey HERE.

The editorial focuses on the internal administrative meltdown that is occurring with five major and sudden departures in the last 12 months or less:
  • chief of media relations Andre Dumulon,
  • main media mouthpiece,
  • chief of staff of the president,
  • VP-Academic (second in command) Francois Houle,
  • VP-Resources Victor Simon,
  • dean of science Andre E. Lalonde,

not to mention the departures since Rock's arrival on campus ... :
  • VP-Academic Robert Major,
  • Legal Counsel Michel Flaherty,
  • VP-Governance Pamela Harrod,
  • VP-Governance Nathalie Des Rosiers,
  • VP-External,
  • President Gilles Patry (in mid-career),
  • VP-Research Howard Alper,
  • Chair of the BOG Marc Jolicoeur, ...

Will The Fulcrum wake up and participate in this revolution in accountability?

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