"Well," Gramsci suggested, "the Transformation Agenda blog has suggested that 'the university must remain a place for debate and interaction - for the dialogic interactions that create new knowledge and constantly challenge assumptions'. So perhaps there's hope?"
The Cow snorted. "How can the University 'remain' something it long ago ceased to be?" she asked. "If what's suggested is that it remain as it is, well..." she sighed dramatically.
"Maybe," shrugged Gramsci. "But perhaps more telling is the irony of calling for debate and interaction in a blog post - and then switching off comments to preclude the possibility of anyone actually trying to do that!"