ANUs crap on departing music school head

True to form, senior academics at the Australian National University are trying to smear the departing head of its school of music, Peter Tregear, by suggesting he fostered discord within the school.

Professor Tregear has a record of academic and performance achievement. ANU has none. Local journalists are becoming aware of the discrepancy. Read here.

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  • So vulgarity is entering the stakes on a site increasingly known for inaccuracy, prejudice and personal obsessions not entirely related to musical quality (views on the middle East, the importance of “gender” over talent in hiring practices, views on V. Putin, H. Chavez, etc.). If only Lang Lang could have been worked int the story, it would have hot the trifecta.

    • Just possibly, reader CDH may need to get
      1. a grip
      2. a sense of humour
      3. some perspective.

      Not necessarily in that order.

      • Didn’t say it wasn’t amusing! But it is still vulgar. And the rest is more important — inaccuracy in particular. Today alone the site is riddled with misrepresentations of stories. There has been no response the the recent mis-spelling of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s name. (First an error, second probably a typo; pointed out, ignored. Names are important). I do not expect any change in the various prejudices and spites dear to the blogger. But the inaccuracies preclude his identification as a journalist. He has apparently joined the dark side, where speed trumps accuracy.

    • ‘hot’ (presumably hit) the trifecta. A rush to Google tells me it is a ‘parimutuel bet’.
      And I thought it was a reference to the sh*t hitting the fan.

  • “True to form, senior academics at the Australian National University are trying to smear the departing head of its school of music, Peter Tregear, by suggesting he fostered discord within the school.”

    At least he didn’t foster dysentery.

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