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At what point do university students
actually join the intellectual elite?
Readers can make up their own minds about 23 drama students from Charles
Sturt University who had to be rescued after their ill planned
bushwalking/abseiling jaunt in the Blue Mountains went badly wrong, and they
had to be airlifted to safety after being stranded for three days.
Apparently they wanted some 'real life' experiences to help them out in an
upcoming drama production.
Authorities said that to describe these people as ill prepared 'would be an
understatement', and that they will be looking at the 'appropriateness' of
Some of us thought that universities were for smart people, but in defense,
one of the rescued students said "we never expected this to happen". Clearly
their inability to realize that it sometimes rains and gets cold in the bush
removes their responsibility for their own actions.
Authorities estimated the total cost of the rescue at about $50,000. That's
over two thousand dollars per student. Surely adding that amount onto their
HECS liability would be the best education they could
receive. They could share the 'real life' experiences of the taxpayers who have
to fund their stupidity.