Cheap tricks

Theodosis Pelegrinis, the infamous rector of Athens University, on Friday tried to undermine through the institution’s senate the correct assessment-decision reached by the Athens Law School that the semester has in fact been lost.

What did he do? He invited a group of the well-known, highly dynamic student minorities to the council’s meeting in order to impose the semester’s rescue through scrappy and unrealistic pseudo-solutions.

The aim was to isolate the law faculty professors who had dared to see the reality of the situation and make a decision of substance.

In the end, Pelegrinis pulled it off with the aid of the senate’s members, who, once again, did not have the strength to stand up to him.

May those who extended Pelegrinis’s mandate take pride in their choice, alongside those who support him politically, to the detriment of higher education, of course.

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