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ANU an elitist prison… says two elitist law students

creative_canberran 1 May 2013 49

ANU law students Uma Patel (wannabe journo) and Olivia Clarke (ANUSA Social Officer) are in today’s Australian, spouting some woefully bad hyperbole.

“ANU is a fate you chose but you cannot escape” they write, also complaining about the cost of airfares, the lack of beautiful buildings and historic graffiti and that nobody knew what Brian Schmidt won his Nobel Prize for (I guess they don’t speak to many people).

They pigeon hole students as either those escaping mum and dad, and those deluded enough to buy into ANU’s “so-called prestige.”

If you thought Myles Peterson’s piece in the Telegraph was bad, it pales compared to this. I think these two should be in the running for a mully. It’s an embarrassing piece that is already drawing stern rebukes from students.


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Thumper 6:18 pm 06 May 13

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

ha, if this piece is meant to be a defence of Canberra, then its akin to the cure being worse than the disease.

“Canberra, you lured us in, swallowed us whole and you’ve yet to excrete us – but I’m not ashamed to admit that we’re all enjoying the ever-enthralling bowel ride in the mean time.”

Yeah, charming.

Sometimes you have to destroy the reputation in order to save it.

Then again, everyone knows that the College of Knowledge over in Bruce is the real uni in this town 🙂

Postalgeek 5:16 pm 06 May 13

c_c™ said :

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

ha, if this piece is meant to be a defence of Canberra, then its akin to the cure being worse than the disease.

“Canberra, you lured us in, swallowed us whole and you’ve yet to excrete us – but I’m not ashamed to admit that we’re all enjoying the ever-enthralling bowel ride in the mean time.”

Yeah, charming.

Sometimes you have to destroy the reputation in order to save it.

c_c™ 5:00 pm 06 May 13

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

ha, if this piece is meant to be a defence of Canberra, then its akin to the cure being worse than the disease.

“Canberra, you lured us in, swallowed us whole and you’ve yet to excrete us – but I’m not ashamed to admit that we’re all enjoying the ever-enthralling bowel ride in the mean time.”

Yeah, charming.

Postalgeek 4:23 pm 06 May 13

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

Thumper 3:30 pm 06 May 13

HiddenDragon said :

So they were hoping for a touch of Brideshead and dreaming spires, but they got Lucky Jim.

I’ve always thought that the ANU needs a Bridge of Sighs over the mighty Sully’s Creek.

HiddenDragon 10:49 am 03 May 13

So they were hoping for a touch of Brideshead and dreaming spires, but they got Lucky Jim.

Mallion 10:18 am 03 May 13

Ben_Dover said :

Mallion said :

Ben_Dover said :

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

My agreement was more with the latter sentence, rather than the former, which was only included to give context.

My disagreement was with the latter sentence.
The rest of my comment was just querying whether ‘townie’ was something that was actually used or not.

Ben_Dover 7:18 am 03 May 13

Mallion said :

Ben_Dover said :

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

My agreement was more with the latter sentence, rather than the former, which was only included to give context.

Tetranitrate 10:12 pm 02 May 13

neanderthalsis said :

Shortly after this realisation they will then think about the 100K HECS debt attached to their degree and become as jaded and cynical as the rest of us.

What the hell are you talking about? You’d have to spend 10 years straight studying band 3 courses (ie: law, accounting, medicine, ect) to amass that kind of a debt as a domestic undergraduate.
A 3 year law or (more likely) 5 year arts/law degree won’t even come close.

https://studyat.anu.edu.au/fees_and_charges.html

ajd 5:30 pm 02 May 13

Mallion said :

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

As a residential student, I can confirm that it’s a very common term – it’s sometimes used in a derogatory fashion, but often it’s just used in a purely descriptive manner.

poetix 4:47 pm 02 May 13

Mallion said :

Ben_Dover said :

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

In Oxford, for example, they speak of ‘town’ and ‘gown’ as two separate aspects of the city. In Oxford, it might make some sort of sense. In some quarters the name ‘Oxford’ just means the university, and those who aren’t associated with the university, but grew up in the area (the ‘town’ side of things), don’t necessarily like that.

I don’t think that the usage makes as much sense in Canberra, though, as the best known industry in Canberra is government.

mossrocket 4:14 pm 02 May 13

I see a bright future for these two illiterate lawyers – maybe one day they could be Prime Minister

Mallion 3:47 pm 02 May 13

Ben_Dover said :

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

c_c™ 3:32 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

Rosie’s response is well worth a read.

http://rosiesipsspiders.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/the-canberra-obsession/

I read that article last night; a wonderful piece of writing. I would really encourage people to read it too.

bundah 3:11 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

Rosie’s response is well worth a read.

http://rosiesipsspiders.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/the-canberra-obsession/

Uma Patel has been in touch wanting parts of this article deleted but has declined our invitation to respond.

Very well articulated rosiesipsspiders and as for Uma well it appears riposte is not one of her strengths!

Ben_Dover 2:52 pm 02 May 13

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

LSWCHP 2:13 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

Rosie’s response is well worth a read.

http://rosiesipsspiders.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/the-canberra-obsession/

Uma Patel has been in touch wanting parts of this article deleted but has declined our invitation to respond.

Surprise surprise surprise. Twit.

johnboy 2:05 pm 02 May 13

On the other hand if Barcham is a quotable example of all that is good in Canberra then angels and ministers of grace preserve us!

Maybe there should be a test of the ability to buy coffee on a Sunday before slagging Canberra.

Erg0 1:42 pm 02 May 13

johnboy said :

Rosie’s response is well worth a read.

http://rosiesipsspiders.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/the-canberra-obsession/

Uma Patel has been in touch wanting parts of this article deleted but has declined our invitation to respond.

Oh dear, you’ve angered a law student. Might as well just give up now and declare bankruptcy.

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