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(en) Poland, FA: UAM CHANCELLOR STRESSES STUDENTS - WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED! (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Thu, 31 Aug 2023 09:12:01 +0300

During the summer break, UAM Chancellor Marcin Wysocki is not idle: he sent a letter addressed to the Student Housing Initiative (to a private address). Through two law firms, he demands the removal of all posts regarding irregularities in connection with the plan to liquidate the Jowita public dormitory. He also demands a correction that he has nothing to do with these irregularities. Otherwise, Wysocki threatens students with civil lawsuits and even (!) criminal proceedings. ----- Wysocki's actions are a reaction to the text "Enough lies about Jowita! We are disclosing inconvenient facts in connection with the attempt to liquidate the UAM public dormitory. The Chancellor's call is an attempt to punish students defending a public property - the largest dormitory in the city center - for revealing these inconvenient facts. Vysotsky is trying to use his high social position to intimidate us. The facts are really inconvenient for him. The chancellor misled the public opinion by claiming that the renovation of Jowita was possible only with the consent of the neighbor - a private company registered in Cyprus, which torpedoes it. In this way, Wysocki, responsible for the property of UAM, ignored the fact that Polish law allows for renovation without the consent of the neighbor, after an application to the starost. Wysocki also did not reveal whether he ever made such a request.
In addition, for the need to justify the liquidation of Jowita and the possible privatization of the dormitory, the Chancellor used the opinion of "experts", which we agree as biased and strongly ideologically marked. In order to select such experts, Wysocki asked Rector Kaniewska to "resign from applying the rules of public procurement" to prepare an expert opinion on the future of Jowita. The opinion of the experts paid by the Adam Mickiewicz University contains strongly biased, neoliberal theses. The article after which Vysotsky is intimidating us quoted this opinion. The authors from the Estate Solution company claim, for example, that a public dormitory in the city center "performs an anachronistic function" because it "does not use the market potential". They add, however, that in city centers among businessmen ... "investments in student dormitories arouse particular interest" ... Experts confirm that "the actual purpose[i.e. cheap public dormitory - ed.]moves away from the optimal potential generating the highest ground rent[i.e. private roads academician - editor]".
Finally, Wysocki threatens punishment for raising concerns that we are dealing with a wild reprivatization process of Jowita.
Instead of rejecting a plan to liquidate a public dormitory, the authorities do not allow people to tell the truth about their shortcomings. Chancellor Wysocki, striving to close Jowita, acts in the interest of business, not students, just like the other authorities of the Adam Mickiewicz University. If profits are more important than people, then it's time to leave your job in the public sector and not scare students.
The fight to keep Jowita public continues, there are more and more of us. There is no consent to displace students from the center of Poznan!
Student Housing Initiative

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