To your first sentence: What about Scott Theatre? I would have thought that would have been held in higher regard.
To the rest of your post: Are you trying to say that as this student rep agreed with the development, and the student rep is of poor standing, the development therefore is of poor standing? What is the point of that story other than to slander the student rep?
Scott theatre has been converted into a lecture theatre. It is no longer usable as a theatre.
I did not argue, or mean to imply, that because Ms Emmett-Grey is of 'poor standing' the development is also of 'poor standing'. As far as I know, the development is well designed and quite adequate for its purpose. My argument is that it should not have occurred at the cost of the Union Hall for reasons of student amenity, regardless of Union Hall's historic or architectural value.
I'll spell out my 'slander' (it would be libel not slander, a minor point) against Ms Emmett-Grey.
Lavinia Emmett-Grey, President of the Adelaide University Union for 2009 and 2010, did her best to marginalise any student voice arguing for retention of the university's full-scale theatre. She did this using the tenuous arguments that the new construction would alleviate pressure on the university's existing teaching spaces, and that because the envisaged increase in student numbers would largely comprise overseas students, that opposition to the demolition was equivalent to racism. (See Python, Monty: weight of duck = witch)
I suggest that Ms Emmett-Grey took this position because she had hopes, which were realised, of gaining a job with the support of the South Australian Farrell/Armstrong/Rann government which was backing the project.
I consider that action of hers to be clearly against the interests of the students she is paid to represent, and worthy of comment.
I invite Ms Emmett-Grey, now a lawyer working for the Australian Services Union, to sue me.
Ms Emmett-Grey has put her arguments in print at http://ondit.com.au/wrecking-ball-or-resurrection
She might do better to sue 'Zappy', the author of an otherwise outrageous post on a Usenet forum, who wrote 'Lavinia Emmett-Grey is an attention seeking left-wing monkey.' See http://www.usenet.com.au/index.php?grou ... &id=142929
I am not 'Zappy', but I do stand by my earlier post.