Friday, June 24, 2011

Challenging the ivory tower dress code

Challenging the ivory tower dress code: "owever, the curtain didn't go down. The scenario of naming academic buildings after companies has already been widely observed at major universities, or even middle schools in small cities on the mainland.

Another round of discussions was heated and spread to Hong Kong, where such donation-and-naming tradition had existed for a long time.

What took place on that unforgettable day of May 23 was one of those watershed events, capable of generating currents of energized outrage buzzing through the venerable hallways of the venerable Tsinghua University. Alumni were thrown into a tizzy. Some students responded to the effrontery with acts of minor vandalism."

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