And now for more proof that Wawa is God’s gift to college students (or at the very least run by the Keebler elves or something): the mile-long hoagie. Actually, it’s a mile and a quarter, and it’s being built today by the Philadelphia Art Museum to be shared among Philadelphians young and old. Nice try, Subway footlong. Read the rest of this entry »
Seniors and juniors: Looking to make a few extra dollars AND meet some of Penn’s “brightest” and “most qualified” students? Luckily for you, two Penn students have started up ‘PennEats’ and are looking for members of the Classes of ’11 and ’12 to work during NSO (and much of the first semester) as campus sales representatives. For a small cost, students will be issued PennEats cards, giving them a 10% discount at many on-campus restaurants. Call us crazy, but it seems like a discount at Copa can only lead to more freshman idiocy. Full e-mail after the jump.
Actually, that’s not what this is about, but they do! A bunch of 2014′ers (yes, prefrosh) sent us evidence of their first exposure to listserv abuse, before they even make it to NSO. A staffer from the Pre-Orientation programs office (PennQuest, etc.) sent an email to the incoming class reminding them to sign up for the programs by 4 p.m. today.
Predictably, a few of confused prefrosh sent responses to the whole list (of 2500 people) and off went the emails, slowly chugging along. One kid on the list even declared he actually wasn’t coming to Penn (after this ordeal, we’d imagine he’s not the only one rethinking his decision.
Also, some of those email signatures are not going to fly next year.
The rest of the stupidity, after the jump.
Penn has a fairly impressive fleet of accomplished alums: Elizabeth Banks, Louis Kahn, and TORY BURCH are just a few of the boldface names that have graced our fine campus. But how many of them have been featured in the July 2010 issue of Vanity Fair? NONE! For the aspiring billionaire super mogul in all of us, this month’s issue has a rare interview with secretive hedge fund king and Penn alum Steven Cohen, complete with a photo editorial by the sought after (albeit financially illiterate) Annie Leibovitz.
As Cohen tells it, his time at Penn wasn’t particularly overwhelmed by academics so much as it was by the poker table and downtown stock tickers. He namedrops some quintessential Penn student hotspots (like the Center City Merrill Lynch office and ZBT) before launching into a detailed history of his rise to the top of Wall Street and a riveting account of his inflamed slipped disc. The guy is pretty much the Indiana Jones of Greenwich, CT.
Even though the article is essentially an attempt to restore honor to the venerable and time honored practice of derivatives trading, it might be worth a second look if you need some pointers on the path to world domination (or a ludicrously extensive contemporary art collection).
A teaser is available on the Vanity Fair website.
If you ever wonder what inspires our occasionally ripping on the hype surrounding the “Wharton brand” — it is people like this who stir our nerves.
Perhaps you’ve heard about this fellow Frank Reynolds, who has sued Penn because he claims the university didn’t give him the Wharton degree he signed up for. If not, let’s catch you up to speed.
We wrote about this whole ordeal in October, but now there’s another update.
Reynolds enrolled in the Executive Master’s in Technology Management (EMTM) program, which is a professional degree program run through Engineering with a Wharton cosponsorship. Students get a Master’s Degree in Engineering but a certificate signed by both the Wharton and Engineering deans. Still, it is an Engineering program–and seems like a good one at that.
Members of the class of ’10 received an email from Campusfood stating that they understand how difficult it is for recent graduates to move on from their not-so-guilty pleasure. So they remedied the situation by inviting 2010 to use All Menus, the grown up’s version of Campusfood.
Same username, same password, and $5 off your meal if you enter a secret code (hint: it’s CLASSOF10) at checkout. Get nommin’.
THE UA MADE A VIDEO ABOUT THE STORM AND THEY WOULD LIKE YOU TO KNOW ABOUT IT! Yes, they did! The always smiling UA Prez Matt Amalfitano stars in the two-minute flick and promises to pick up all the fallen trees himself. Also included: self-deprecating jokes about the UA’s sense of self-importance. “Penn knows that the UA does everything and that we take credit for everything,” jokes Matt sarcastically.
Anyway, it’s a cute albeit pointless video that was essentially produced so that we could post it and make jokes about how the UA is like, soooo annoying and just loves making videos. But it’s a Friday and it’s Summer so we are going to be nice and be happy that no one was injured in the storm.
When we first heard there was going to be a cupcake truck in Philly, our bellies were all aflutter with excitement and we began planning our class schedule around Buttercream‘s West Philly appearances. But after a year of satisfied sweet teeth, could there be a new cupcake sheriff in town? Get ready to welcome the wheels of not one, but two new cupcake trucks: Call Me Cupcake and Sweetbox.
Although Dave and Cheryl Dilks, the brains behind Call Me Cupcake, can’t be tied down to one location (follow the cupcake trail here!), the owner of Sweetbox, Gretchen Fantini, is working on parking her wheels permanently in West Philly! Though we’re a bit disappointed that the new cupcake competition is stirring up about as much controversy as last month’s coffee truck feud, we guess all the friendliness makes sense, because how could anyone have hard feelings while surrounded by cupcakes?