Anyone who's anyone walking around the fabled grounds of the UQ campus at the moment will know three things are in huge debate.
The demolition vs redevelopment of the Schonell Theatre, the introduction of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation to build on an Arts degree, and finally whether the drinking tap at the entrance of the Law Library is so slow to fill up a water bottle that it’s even worth using.
While for legal reasons we can't comment our thoughts on the pissweak bubbler, we are willing to lend our voices to the debate, and to anyone nearby, as to the future of the Schonell and the Ramsay Centre.
Proponents of the Ramsay Centre say it will bring 'free' money to UQ's HASS department, while advocates against it claim it is simply a bullish form of imperial racism disguised as a friendly degree. As for the Schonell, really the debate is between whether we need another building of classrooms.
I know I love classrooms!
But, to quote Mia (that's actually her name) from Old El Paso, 'porque no los dos?' Or to more accurately quote the people who created One Direction, 'why don't we smoosh them together?'
Let's create the Ramsay Schonell Theatre for Western Stuff and other Performances. Then we'll have a juicy new theatre, for free, and the Law Revue, Med Revue, Underground Theatre, Opera students etc. will be able to perform to their heart's desire, in between the odd showing of 'An Octoroon,' and the musical retelling of 'Birth of a Nation'.
And we can’t wait to see Tony Abbott star in the debut production of ‘The Book Of More-Men,’ a musical about Tony’s opinions on the makeup of the Federal cabinet.
Can't see how that could possibly go wrong!
Peter HOwithalinethroughitJ, the ball is firmly in your court. And by court, we mean the Supreme Court, because if you don't make it happen we'll sue you for something or another.
So much more to come.