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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Whackademia Quote: Up a Tree Without a Degree

     It's only Wednesday, but a freshman at Pacific University has almost certainly locked up this week's award for America's stupidest student already. The unidentified 18-year-old student managed to get herself stuck in a redwood tree near the library on the campus of the smallish private school in Forest Grove, Oregon….The incident happened on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. It's not clear when the student shimmied [shinnied?] up the tree or how long she had been stuck there. Campus security called the local fire department at 5 PM.

     The distressed student was stranded at a place in the tree about 20 feet off the ground….A fire crew arrived with a big 24-foot ladder. With their help, the adventurous student was able to descent from the tree unharmed….The leafy campus of Pacific University is located about 25 miles west of Portland….

Eric Owens, "Firefighters Dramatically Rescue College Freshmen Stuck in Tree," The Daily Caller, February 26, 2014 

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