The announcement comes days after a staff protest against Spence and senior management
The ANU says it backed out of a partnership with the conservative institute after it sought "unprecedented" control over its proposed western civilisation course.
The Vice Chancellor has been in the role for almost a decade; his drive to reshape the University seems to have only grown.
These cars cost more than most of our degrees.
He will be replaced by Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar) Tyrone Carlin.
Students have few other opportunities to take the Vice-Chancellor to task in person.
As part of the award Spence receives a medallion and the right to use the honorific suffix AC.
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