Sydney Uni scraps art school merger

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Australian Associated Press (AAP)

The University of Sydney has abandoned controversial plans to merge its fine arts faculty with a rival campus following concerted opposition from students, staff and the wider arts community.

In an email to students, vice-chancellor Michael Spence said the university had come to the view that the proposed merger of the Sydney College of Arts with the University of NSW’s Art and Design school, announced in June, should not proceed because of the campuses’ different artistic visions.

Students who campaigned against the changes have claimed victory, but say they’re still wary of being forced to move out of their historic Callan Park facilities to the Camperdown-Darlington campus next year.  Original article…

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