Premise: Penn students fundamentally desire knowledge.
Premise: Richard Dawkins can provide knowledge.
Conclusion: Going to hear a speech tomorrow by Richard Dawkins would be pretty sweet!
If you had trouble understanding that aka for those of you not majoring in Philosophy (PPE doesn’t count), the bottom line is this: A super-smart former Oxford professor will speak tomorrow on “Proof, Science, and Skepticism” in Irvine at 6:30PM. Tix are sold out, but enter the VIP lottery here by 5pm today.
Dawkins, an English ethologist (we had to Wikipedia that one), evolutionary biologist, and author, will receive an award for Distinguished Achievement in Biological Anthropology by the Philomatheon Society tomorrow. Still skeptical? Then we urge you to go.
Check out the logo on Penn Football’s newest sweatshirts, released last night and worn today by every member of the team. What? Franklin Field has a purpose beyond the Fling concert? We promise, it’s a big deal! The football team won the Ivy League championship last year. Start planning your tailgate (is that a thing here?) for next year with the just-released 2013 Fall schedule.
Wanted! One Quizzo host.
More specifically, the dude who hosted at Blarney last Tuesday. This recent ad, posted by a 21-year-old woman on Philly’s Craigslist site, is on the lookout for the guy who ran last week’s trivia game. Based on the winky face included in the ad, it seems like things have the potential to get serious.
We wish the almost-lovers luck in finding each other tomorrow night!
You may have only entered Steiny-D while pass-failing FNCE 100 pre-recruitment season, or perhaps you used the Wharton building for its special blend of coffee. But the most recent makeover included the completion of two classrooms. We snooped around to give you a sneak peak of what to expect.
1) Wheelchair Access: The mini-elevator is an extremely considerate gesture by the school. It also happens to make the perfect late-night playground.
A new semester means a new supply of dining dollars, but if you’re too lazy to find a Freshman to steal meal swipes from, your culinary cravings can still be satisfied (Kung Foo Hoagies!!). The real problems arise when your lethargy is so great that taking the elevator down from a Highrise second floor is too much of an effort. Thankfully, one campus entrepreneur whose profit margins leave a lot to be desired will help ya out. Let’s just hope you have the energy to fish the cash out of your wallet!
We all hate those kids who pregame their BYOs with a bowl of pasta at their place, avoiding any drinks at dinner because they refuse to shell out the 3 bucks for alc. But just wait till you graduate. As a recent NY Times article reported, college grads–especially Penn grads–spend tons of money on food.
“I don’t think about what anything costs,” Emily Gerard, a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a publishing assistant making the requisite salary, told me recently. “I’ll drop $60 once a week at the Greenmarket, which I would never do at a grocery store; I like supporting local farmers.”
This might be you some day! And it might even land you a quote in the paper. Speaking of which: Gerard might not be the only one without a filter. Hear something crazy on Locust? Let us know!
All that shouting you hear isn’t your neighbor lamenting his final paper grade–it’s Allied Barton protesting for their contracts. Take your study break now and go for a walk outside College Hall where they’re gathered. Check the DP Twitter for minute-by-minute updates!