Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

White scholarships

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

White scholarships

Old 17th Feb 2004, 07:49
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: here
Posts: 124
White scholarships

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.
squire is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 10:06
  #2 (permalink)  

I'matightbastard
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
Roger Williams University
as in "I'm gonna leave old Durham Town, and my leavin's gonna get-a me down"?
Onan the Clumsy is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 10:26
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: CYZV
Age: 72
Posts: 1,259
Naahhh, that would be Roger Whittaker University.
pigboat is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 10:45
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: here
Posts: 124
Roger Williams Ironic Huh?

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".
squire is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 11:27
  #5 (permalink)  

I'matightbastard
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
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.
Onan the Clumsy is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 16:07
  #6 (permalink)  
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair.
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Floatin' on th' Black Pig, Yarr!
Posts: 187
Are Roger and gerrald to be found on this site ?

I think we should be told.
maninblack is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 21:23
  #7 (permalink)  

Self Loathing Froggy
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: elsewhere
Age: 13
Posts: 546
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 ). Could probably have faked it and eaten on the house, but then, I would have had to sing
They actually had a pile of audio cassettes of songs by him.

RW's web site (down today)
Bre901 is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 21:27
  #8 (permalink)  

Prince of Darkness
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: USA and a Brit
Posts: 350
Couldn't ya have just whistled for yer supper there Bre901?

Ozzy
Ozzy is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 21:46
  #9 (permalink)  

I'matightbastard
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
Bre you beat me to it

roger whittaker

vs

Gerald durrell OBE

as opposed to

Lawrence Durrell (you can quite clearly see he had a shave for this photograph)
Onan the Clumsy is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 23:49
  #10 (permalink)  

Self Loathing Froggy
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: elsewhere
Age: 13
Posts: 546
Back to the original topic

Do you think that Michael Jackson could benefit from a scholarship sponsored either by Twinings or Lipton ?




....







......









...........






Earl Grey scolarship, that is.

Last edited by Bre901; 18th Feb 2004 at 04:27.
Bre901 is offline  
Old 17th Feb 2004, 23:54
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
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.
tony draper is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2004, 00:00
  #12 (permalink)  

I'matightbastard
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
He looks a little like an alien - and of course like Kenny Rogers too.
Onan the Clumsy is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2004, 00:19
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 170
Unlike Roger whittaker I think Kenny Rogers is prone to the wearing of big cardigans..........or am I confusing him with Val doonican
TamedBill is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2004, 03:38
  #14 (permalink)  

I'matightbastard
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,746
I think so. Kenny Rogers was well known for his habit of "roasting" chickens
Onan the Clumsy is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2004, 12:03
  #15 (permalink)  
Cunning Artificer
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: The spiritual home of DeHavilland
Age: 71
Posts: 3,106
Question

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?
Blacksheep is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2004, 12:18
  #16 (permalink)  
A river to my people
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: No fixed abode, No 29a
Posts: 62
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.

sep
separator is offline  
Old 18th Feb 2004, 14:55
  #17 (permalink)  

More than just an ATCO
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Up someone's nose
Age: 69
Posts: 1,770
Didn't Roger Whittaker have a King Air GCLEF??
Lon More is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.