Tedious students ignore real issues
ThIRD-yeAR student elsa Scaburri, 21, is the fifth suicide at Bristol University in just six months. A member of the elite Russell Group of universities, it has been criticised for its lack of pastoral care for its more vulnerable young people.
Meanwhile, there’s a petition demanding that the university’s landmark Wills Memorial Building be renamed because it is dedicated to henry Overton Wills III, who profited from the 19th century slave trade by importing tobacco from plantations.
Students claim it undermines the university’s commitment to ‘diversity and inclusivity’.
how tragic that instead of their tedious indignation about the past, they don’t spend more time on the present, by focusing on their living — and dying — fellow students.