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學術自由自我閹割 教育學者自甘墮落

2015/10/9 — 18:35

當有天教育者不再談理念、原則,請不要說自己捍衛學術自由,因為從那刻起,學術自由已經被你們自我閹割。

自港大副校長委任被無理否決後,中共政權蠶食香港高等教育界已是鐵一般的事實。今天嶺南大學校監(即特首)更委任陳曼琪及何君堯為校董,兩人在反佔領、護土共方面有功,被提拔也是預料之內,亦反映港共不惜赤裸裸地委任梁粉到大學之中。昨日港大,今日嶺大,明日中大,魔爪殺到中大指日可待。

有見臨近中大校董會主席換屆,加上要急切討論校董會改組,我等卑微的中文大學教務會學生成員,今日在教務會大會上提出議案,要求教務會就堅守學術自由、捍衛院校自主作出表決,希望在中大進行重大變革前可在立場作表態。先是有些委員表示此等議案不適合在教務會通過,也有委員質疑教務會若無故就學術自由作表態,會顯得「此地無銀」。故沈校長提出在通過我等議案前討論另一個議案,就是「教務會有需要就學術自由提出議案」並進行表決。結果以21票贊成、50票反對、4票棄權,否決了議案。教務會正式淪為理念真空的機關。

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連簡單一個表態,一個作為學者、教育者最基本的堅持 —— 堅守學術自由,也要左閃右避的話,到底我們堅持的底線還可以有多低? 失去學術自由,學術慢慢變得沒有價值,知識生產不再是為真理,知識只為蠱惑大眾、為不義政權建立正當性。不再執著於真理及公義的知識份子,離成為強權的喉舌、筆墨不遠矣。

給所有自以為遠離政治爭議就安全的教育者一句話。喪鐘已經敲響,沉默不是選項。

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教務學生成員提出的議案全文:

To the Chairman and members of the Senate

We, the student members of the Senate, hereby request that the following motion be adopted in the first meeting of the Senate in 2015-2016 in accordance with Rule 5.4 of the Standing Orders and Meeting Procedures:
That this Senate is of the view that the Chinese University of Hong Kong shall protect and safeguard academic freedom and independence of the university, and shall ensure its governance is free from political interference.

President of the University Student Union
Member for Chung Chi College
Member for New Asia College
Member for United College
Member for Shaw College
Member for Faculty of Business Administration
Member for Faculty of Social Science
Member for Faculty of Law
Student Observer, President of the Student Union, Morningside College
Student Observer, President of the Student Union, S.H. Ho College
Student Observer, President of the Student Union, Wu Yee Sun College
Student Observer, President of the Student Union, C.W. Chu College
Student Observer, President of the Student Union, Lee Woo Sing College

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