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17th Feb 2004, 08:49
A student group at a US university is offering a scholarship for white students only as a protest against affirmative action.

The application for a US$50 ($72) scholarship at Roger Williams University, Rhode Island, requires an essay on "why you are proud of your white heritage" and a recent picture to "confirm whiteness".

"Evidence of bleaching will disqualify applicants," say application details issued by the university's College Republicans.

Onan the Clumsy
17th Feb 2004, 11:06
Roger Williams University as in "I'm gonna leave old Durham Town, and my leavin's gonna get-a me down"?

17th Feb 2004, 11:26
Naahhh, that would be Roger Whittaker University. ;)

17th Feb 2004, 11:45
He was an important figure in the intellectual life of his time, though the direct influence of his writings is considered by Professor Brockunier to have been slight: "Earliest of the fathers of American democracy, he owes his enduring fame to his humanity and breadth of view, his untiring devotion to the cause of democracy and free opportunity, and his long record of opposition to the privileged and self-seeking".

Onan the Clumsy
17th Feb 2004, 12:27
No, no. Roger Whittiker was a singer who had a beard and he was going to leave old Durham Town. This should engender some measure of sympathy in even the coldest of heart as he further reflected that his leavin' was gonna get-a him down.

Personally, I have never seen Old Durham town, though I did know a chap who went to University there. He was white, but a scholarship wouldn't have done him much good as his attendance was in the late seventies when a University education was still free.

Mr. Whittiker was 73 years old and not to be confused with Gerald Durrel who also had a beard and generally sported a doleful countenance. Another similarity between the two is that neither one is related to Andy Williams.

17th Feb 2004, 17:07
Are Roger and gerrald to be found on this site (http://www.menwholooklikekennyrogers.com) ?

I think we should be told.

17th Feb 2004, 22:23
Roger Whittaker is still very popular in Germany and neighbouring areas.
Found out last spring when touring Alsace : one evening we went to eat in a Winstub in a small village near Colmar. The two waitresses initially thought I was him (which i did not like that much, because I'm younger :sad: :sad: ). Could probably have faked it and eaten on the house, but then, I would have had to sing :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh: :( :(
They actually had a pile of audio cassettes of songs by him.

RW's web site (http://www.rogerwhittaker.com/) (down today)

17th Feb 2004, 22:27
Couldn't ya have just whistled for yer supper there Bre901?:8


Onan the Clumsy
17th Feb 2004, 22:46
Bre you beat me to it

roger whittaker (http://www.rogerwhittaker.com)


Gerald durrell OBE (http://www.durrellwildlife.org/index.cfm?a=7)

as opposed to

Lawrence Durrell (http://www.bl.uk/collections/britirish/modbridurrell.html) (you can quite clearly see he had a shave for this photograph)

18th Feb 2004, 00:49
Do you think that Michael Jackson could benefit from a scholarship sponsored either by Twinings or Lipton ?




Earl Grey scolarship, that is.

tony draper
18th Feb 2004, 00:54
Roger also placed Durham town on the banks of the Tyne in that song as I recal, which upset both us Tynesiders and those Wearsiders.
There also exists a organisation that firmly believes Roger whittaker's songs contain secret messages from the gods/ astronauts or something.

Onan the Clumsy
18th Feb 2004, 01:00
He looks a little like an alien - and of course like Kenny Rogers too.

18th Feb 2004, 01:19
Unlike Roger whittaker I think Kenny Rogers is prone to the wearing of big cardigans..........or am I confusing him with Val doonican:confused:

Onan the Clumsy
18th Feb 2004, 04:38
I think so. Kenny Rogers was well known for his habit of "roasting" chickens :ok:

18th Feb 2004, 13:03
Gerald Durrell used to write mathematics text books for a living. I recall using his books one, two and three while having my free education from Durham County Education Board in the fifties and sixties. [That was before University education was free Onan, so I was obliged to take the Queen's shilling at the age of sixteen. Only posh, rich folks went to university then. Except them as was clever enough to win a scholarship that is... ]

I well remember that nice young Val Whittaker singing on TV wearing a large home knitted cardigan with his wife Pearl wearing a Teddy. S'funny I never took him for an American, why do you think they named a university after him? Was it something to do with the mathematics text books? :confused:

18th Feb 2004, 13:18
Blacksheep, are you sure that Gerald Durrel wrote mathematics text books? If memory serves, he described in one of his books on his early life in Corfu, that he had a complete and total lack of mathematical ability which persisted all his adult life.
But then again, those who can't do, teach. I could of course be completely mistaken, I often am.


Lon More
18th Feb 2004, 15:55
Didn't Roger Whittaker have a King Air GCLEF??