OPINION

Ivory towers under siege

Greece is the country of the absurd, but absurdity is an understatement when referring to the abuses taking place within the confines of the country’s universities. In the most recent reminder of this, the rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business had the temerity to remove several notice boards that had been put up without permission. A group of radical students invaded the rector’s office and removed computers and other valuable objects, saying they will only return the property when the rector yields to their demands. We don’t know for how many more decades Greek taxpayers will have to endure the fact that a small number of students – in some cases not even students – choose violence as a means of pressing their claims. It’s high time that the university community took matters into its own hands and put an end to this sort of unacceptable, if not fascist, behavior.