You may not have realized it, but today marks the halfway point of summer 2011 (what, we know, that’s crazy, etc). Assuming you’re moving in at the start of NSO, August 31, there’s only 53 days until move-in. And for the 2011 grads, it’s been
awesome totally lame to still read UTB for 53 days. Whether you’re starting summer II or just missed the memo that we’ve been updating all season, we’ve got the top ten stories for you to catch up on to be in the know.
10. Marathon Closed: The earth, she gave a massive rumble, and just like that a campus anchor was no more. Students and alums alike mourned the loss of a place we never went to all that much, anyway.
9. The Bachelorette Happened (And Continues To Happen): Penn Dental (potentially dropout) student Ashley Hebert, aka the Ashelorette, has won over the hearts and minds of America by dating a ton of men and bitching about some dude named Bentley on television. We’ve suffered through her show each and every week so you don’t have to.
4. Engineers Made Headlines
From the GRASP lab to wireless charging, SEAS has been making seriously bold moves lately. The Daily Beast tried to tell us that doesn’t matter, but we decided they’re stupid. Our admiration for Penngineering has turned from crush to full-blown infatuation, and we’re not sorry.
2. Coursekit Guys Dropped Out Of School: Have you heard about Coursekit? Yeah? Of course you have, it’s blowing up everywhere. Three Penn students dropped out of Penn to pursue their dreams of being in great stories about college kids pursuing their dreams.
And the #1 story of the summer so far…
1. Hardlywork.in Seriously Blew Up: The whole point of this roundup post was really just to make sure you’re aware of the smash hit of this summer: Yale undergrad Bay Gross’ Hardlywork.In, the latest and greatest in on-the-job procrastination. The new site seamlessly converts your Facebook newsfeed into an Excel spreadsheet, helping you escape the ire of wandering supervisors. Thank us later.