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Offline Ariful Islam Laskar

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Role of Academia
« on: July 13, 2016, 03:14:04 PM »
:: What we have witnessed in our own time is the death of universities as centres of critique. Since Margaret Thatcher, the role of academia has been to service the status quo, not challenge it in the name of justice, tradition, imagination, human welfare, the free play of the mind or alternative visions of the future. We will not change this simply by increasing state funding of the humanities as opposed to slashing it to nothing. We will change it by insisting that a critical reflection on human values and principles should be central to everything that goes on in universities, not just to the study of Rembrandt or Rimbaud::
___Terry Eagleton___

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Re: Role of Academia
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 10:27:20 AM »
Study of the Humanities has been so marginalized that now we are seeing things happening in the minds of our young students leading to catastrophe!
Tahsina Yasmin
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Department of English, DIU

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Re: Role of Academia
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 12:06:09 PM »
Rightly said...

Offline Shampa Iftakhar

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Re: Role of Academia
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 01:05:55 PM »
Our problems have been identified; this is the time for proper planning and  implementing.Slogan for next generation:

BEHAVE LIKE A HUMAN.