Bow VOW

See.  Spartacus’ seventh sense (bullsh*t detection) is clearly well developed.  Thus further to the earlier Van Onselen Watch post, here is a brief addendum.

It seems that Professor Van Onselen’s appointment to Griffith University was only announced 2 days ago on 14 May 2018.  Oh my.

And to which part of the University was Professor Van Onselen appointed?  To the School of Business and Government.  How’s that for a red flag.  An academic combination of business and government.  Would that be like having a School of Medicine and Car Repair?

In its announcement:

Griffith Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Professor David Grant said Professor van Onselen’s appointment was an obvious coup for the University.

A coup?  Really.  Professor Grant also said:

His (Van Onselen’s) part time appointment at Griffith will build further on the engagement and impact activities of GBS. Peter’s teaching into the MBA and GCPA programs, as well as undergraduate teaching, will complement his continuing program of academic research.

Engagement and impact activities.  Right.

Maybe Professor Van Onselen’s next academic post will require teaching and researching tax reform.  Should be easy for him.  Just increase taxes.  That’s reform according to him.

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14 Responses to Bow VOW

  1. Up The Workers!

    Griffith University?

    Oily Al Grassby’s old slithering-grounds.

    You can pick up a Masters’ Degree in Wacky Tabaccy, or a Ph.D in the fitting of Concrete Boots.

  2. Tim Neilson

    “School of Business and Government”.

    Why don’t they add unions and get the trifecta?

    The Atlas Shrugged Chair in Dystopian Misgovernance.

  3. Does any employer value MBAs anymore? And from Griffith University? Where PVO was a leading light?

  4. manalive

    Professor van Onselen’s appointment was an obvious coup for the University …

    A coup de grâce?

  5. Tel

    Griffith Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Professor David Grant said Professor van Onselen’s appointment was an obvious coup for the University.

    I’m guessing there’s been a coup of the University, as per the Gramsci plan.

  6. areff

    Would that be like having a School of Medicine and Car Repair?

    No, more like the College of Tattoing and Laser Surgery

  7. EvilElvis

    An academic combination of business and government. Would that be like having a School of Medicine and Car Repair?

    More like a school of medicine and mortuary studies.

  8. Percy Porcelain

    Professor Van Onselen’s next academic post will require teaching and researching tax reform.

    Perhaps he could prepare a groundbreaking research paper on that controversial topic with the esteemed ALPBC Swaneenomics guru Emma Alberscreechee.

  9. H B Bear

    Griffith University?
    Oily Al Grassby’s old slithering-grounds.

    Nope – SE Queensland and the Gold Coast. So you know it’s a joke like everything else that ends up there.

    No need to go to uni in Griffith, just grow “tomatoes” like the old man.

  10. Titch

    So a 2-bit reporter pretending to be a journalist has landed a job with Griffith University? Clearly establishes the standards of Universities these days. The man is a complete wanker, a puffed up piece of self-importance. Can just see him prancing about the halls of learning, insisting that the lower levels of staff accord him what he considers his worth. Actually, that is what it is like, the bigger the wanker, the more they insist that the plebs refer to them as Professor …….. First name acquaintance is severely discouraged, even if you know from past history, this person is a first class dill and you got better marks at school than they did. Some of them don’t seem to realize that Australia is actually a small country, and someone, somewhere, knows all about your history.

  11. Tekweni

    My three kids, University of Qld graduates, refer along with all their friends to Griffith University as Grifftafe. I can understand their reasoning. If Griffith’s thinks PVO is a coup then the standards must be pretty low.

  12. Roger W

    Tekweni, that’s an insult to TAFE!

  13. mareeS

    Had to mentor a Griffiths graduate a while back. What a thankless task, she already knew everything in her known universe.

  14. Dr Fred Lenin

    So Tech schools have perfessers nowadays , in Vic. I always call the Keating unis by their correct names ,Victoria uni is Footscray tech,Latrobe is Preston tech ,etc ., the exception is RMIT which is Sincs stomping ground that is Melbourne Workman’s College ,it’s old mane when it was behind the old magistrates court . The name Keating unis was because he and Hawke created them to make youth unemployment look less than it was years ago.

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