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THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL AND DR BLACK.

TO THE EDITOB. Sir, —Will you permit me to notice some very extraordinary blunders (printer's errors, doubtless) in your account of the University Council's filtered discussion of my letter re their vote of censure. You make the Chancellor characterise that resolution as an Act of "discipline" which has been "good," and which—you make him add—will prevent any repetition of the offence. Now, sir, I do not for a moment believe the Chancellor of the Otago University used anything like the language you there put into his mouth. Had he done so I would have to remind him and the Council that I utterly, and in the most unqualified manner, repudiate their vote of censure ; and that I continue to regard the passing of it as a most ill-advised, unacademical, and insulting proceeding. I would probably, also, have to tell you that in its disciplinary aspects that obnoxious resolution appears to me more akin to the act of a big bully who has got his grip on your throat, and keeps it there, than that of the supreme governing body of a respectable university. Since, however, as I said before, it is impossible for the Chancellor of the Otago University to have used the terms quoted, there will, of course, be no need at this stage for my troubling you with the above comments on his reput-.d remarks.—l am, etc., James Black. Dunedin, September 7.

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THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL AND DR BLACK., Issue 8006, 7 September 1889

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THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL AND DR BLACK. Issue 8006, 7 September 1889

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