At Uni Sydney the mandarin is the message

Vice chancellors can’t do a damn thing to get students stuck in China onto campus but sympathy and support does not hurt

So, good for Universities Australia in packaging grabs of VCs with messages for Chinese students. And good on the participants – Margaret Sheil (QUT), Simon Maddocks (Charles Darwin U), Brian Schmidt (ANU), Deborah Terry (Curtin U), John Dewar (La Trobe U), Linda Kristjanson (Swinburne U), Andy Vann (Charles Sturt U) and David Lloyd (Uni SA) for fronting the camera.

Michael Spence had the same sort of message yesterday for Uni Sydney students in China but he did his alone. Dr Spence might have thought he did not need any support in getting his message across – what with him speaking Mandarin.