Catallaxy Exclusive – University of Sydney Changes Names of Degrees

The University of Sydney, Australia’s leading higher education and research University, today announces a world first change to the names of its degrees.

In recognition of the implicit and explicit bias and consequential inherent aggression, the University will no longer issue Bachelors or Masters qualifications.  From 2018, University of Sydney undergraduate academic degrees will be called Aeques and second-phase academic degrees will be called Neutrum Genus.

Aeques comes from the Latin for fairness and Neutrum Genus comes from the Latin for gender neutral.

As an example of application, undergraduate humanities degrees will be called Aeques of Arts or A.A.  Similarly, second-phase graduate humanities degrees will be called Neutrum Genus of Arts or N.G.A.

Commenting on the change, Univerisity of Sydney Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Spence said “This important change was necessitated because the prior qualifications of Bachelors and Masters were granted in the name of privileged white males, a practice that goes against the stated University values of progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo. ”

A spokesperson for the University also advised that a committee has been established to review graduation gowns and hats to ensure that there is no cultural appropriation or offense caused by their black colour and loose fit.  A random survey of Arts faculty students is to be undertaken early in the new year.

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38 Responses to Catallaxy Exclusive – University of Sydney Changes Names of Degrees

  1. Bruce in WA

    Parody, yes? Has to be!

  2. EvilElvis

    Where is the university with the value, to produce qualified, productive members of the community they come from?

  3. JC

    This isn’t April 1st, right?

  4. Boambee John

    The world of academia is so wierd these days, that I cannot tell if this is genuine or a parody without following the links.

    As I have better things to do at the moment, I will hope that it is parody!

  5. Senile Old Guy

    Why is this drivel being published at the Cat? Is the Cat getting into click bait?

  6. Gbees

    Truly these people are unhinged.

  7. NOEL

    They have to be joking. Right?

  8. Neville

    Hilarious! Sounds just about “university of suddenee” to be real!
    LOL

  9. Bruce of Newcastle

    From 2018, University of Sydney undergraduate academic degrees will be called Aeques and second-phase academic degrees will be called Neutrum Genus.

    That would make me of the aeques neutrum genus. In other words a mutant mosquito.

  10. I’m glad you mentioned Arts Degrees, highly valued qualifications for:

    https://mcdonalds.com.au/
    https://www.kfc.com.au/
    https://www.dominos.com.au/
    etc

  11. RobK

    Peak stupid must be near. Who would want something like that?

  12. hzhousewife

    Makes it much easier to sort through the resumes.

  13. kae

    It can’t be April 1, we haven’t had Christmas yet.

  14. Leo G

    … Australia’s leading higher education and research University, today announces a world first change to the names of its degrees.

    Even the word “degree”, with its implied class hierarchy, should be enough to raise the temperature of a socialist university administrator. And Oh the tautology of a “graduate degree”.
    “Down with the pedagogues”, I say. Degrade the degree”.
    I suggest calling them “harmonies”- underconforming, conforming, or nonconformist (who once were failures).

  15. H B Bear

    I’m waiting until they offer a Frightbat of Philosophy.

  16. NuThink

    @kae, if you feel it is April 1 or Christmas day, then so be it. If you feel that you have a degree then so be it. Ain’t that the modern way?
    See how Joseph Backholm’s new chosen identity as a 6’5″ Chinese woman confuses college kids who have not thought their ideas through.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfO1veFs6Ho

    As he says at the end,

    if you stand for nothing you fall for anything.

  17. Leo G

    I’m waiting until they offer a Frightbat of Philosophy.

    Can’t wait to be philosophically “postharmonious”, then.
    Like one of those dead poets, perhaps?

  18. Up The Workers!

    Do people study at a specific University to become that knuckle-draggingly stupid, or can they attain that level of proficiency at ANY Leftard-run academic Institution?

    The Idiocracy of comical Leftard Academia.

    What will they “fink” of next?

    What’s wrong with calling them “Eunuchs” and Dykes”?

  19. A Lurker

    I’m guessing that I am Spartacus is pulling our legs with this little story.

  20. Megan

    I’m happy to stick with my white privileged bachelors and masters, thanks all the same.

  21. gbees

    I guess my wife will have to stop playing Ladies Masters sport?

  22. Mother Lode

    I still see the billboards in St Leonard’s station inviting people to ‘unlearn truth’.

    A once august institution that now resembles a hobo hoarding bits of string bottle caps, guarding jealously against all the people they think want to steal them.

    I truly would not be surprised to see this parody being implemented – with great exaggerated gestures of virtue and progressivism.

  23. mizaris

    Hoping this is just a bit of fun, for, if not, we are beyond doomed.

  24. Tel

    You caught me already on that NSW government parliament rebuild but really you should sign up at The Onion.

  25. really you should sign up at The Onion.

    …or the Betoota Advocate.

  26. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Sydney Uni’s actions reminds me of an Aussie band from yesteryear, Mental as Anything!

  27. Jim Rose

    goldmine for economist studying the sheepskin effect

  28. Macspee

    Surely the new gowns will be rainbow and caps of any kind abolished.
    Time to close down Sydney University that has ceased to be.

  29. Diogenes

    To be more accurate , as it is part of the Australian Qualifications Framework ,
    bachelors degree = Certificate VII in …
    honours, graddip, grad cert = Certificate VIII …
    masters = Cert IX …
    doctors = Cert X …

  30. yarpos

    In todays world , that is really quite believeable. I have stopped doubting the hieghts of stupidity we can reach.

  31. ev425128

    Reality defeats fiction yet again.

    You really could not write this shit.

    Somebody should tell them they’re now using a dead language of dead white men.

  32. Titch

    So it’s not April Fool’s Day, nor the really silly season that hits about December 20th, so it must be some kind of infection of the brain that is running rampant through the institutions. Some infections of the brain are not just a worry, they are deadly, like Barmah Forest virus, which causes brain inflammation, and kills people. This infection within our institutions seems to be a likely parallel.

  33. Tezza

    yeah, yeah, I get it. But it’s pretty lame and I think Spartacus has overworked this line of satire. A little goes a long way.

  34. KaaBee

    Now I am beginning to understand why my very brainy grandson who always gets A or A+ marks for his IT subjects at secondary school is very reluctant to go to University.

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