High rises are big places, which is why we were shocked when one tipster forwarded us this email, written by someone with an impressive ability to beat around the bush (no pun intended, but ew), that asks everyone in the building to keep their noise level down while they’re, ya know, with company. Sorry to Harrison and Harnwell for all of the attention we’ve been giving to Rodin as of late, but at least your residents fornicate quietly. #AWKWARD.
Ferguson will be speaking in the Zellerbach Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at $5 for Penncard holders and $8 for the public.
Wish you could walk around with pom poms all day long but don’t have a free hand? With some help from these snazzy bookstore gloves, you can now have the thrill of Penn pride right at your fingertips. Get them while they’re hot (and your hands are cold) because there are only two pairs left.
New York Times blog The Choice, created to “demystify the process of applying to American colleges and universities,” will now also have some of its content featured on India Ink. And perhaps the only thing better than The Choice‘s South Asian expansion is the fact that Dean Furda, who you know from this, this and/or this, is part of the inaugural post.
Furda, along with regional director of Admissions, Patrick Bredehoft, chats in a mini Q & A intended to answer any inquiries that prospective Indian students will likely have about the admissions process. The run down: Penn is impressed by many Indian applicants and is down to continue increasing diversity. Also worth noting is the shout out to Penn Masala.
UTB loves the Internet. Penn loves the Internet. Suffice to say, we’re just one big Internet-loving community filled with a number of people who forget that what you send in an e-mail may be posted on the Internet. Which is why our final Best Of 2011 brings you the best of listserv abuse, e-mail snafus and some all-around gems. Take note for 2012, or odds are high you end up on this very list next year.
Three Cheers for the Engineers
Who boldly hacked into an administrator’s e-mail account and sent a message cancelling select engineering classes for the day.
Teachers Is Pimps, Too
In which one student has an atypical reason for losing his class notes and his professor zings him about it…over the class listserv.
Employees only? Well, okay. But your tree is quite nice.
With no in-house vending machine or Mark’s Café, it’s really easy to starve in Fisher. It’s also really easy to drive your fellow study slaves into a serious state of unrest by making the wrong meal choice. Suspect you’re guilty of food misconduct? Read on.
Offender: Bag of potato chips
Reasons people will glare at you: No sooner have you gotten through the 15 second bag opening process (“Ah I’m so embarrassed!”) when your counterparts remember that they have to listen to you crunch all 300 calories with your mouth open.
Alternative: A nice, quiet chocolate bar
So good luck finding a seat! Just in time for finals mayhem, Flavorwire ranked Fisher Fine Arts #23 out of 25 on its list of Most Beautiful College Libraries In the World. Ordinarily, we’d encourage celebration of this exciting factoid, but chances are the only people who care are those currently in Fisher where studious counterparts are ready to “SHHH!!!!” at even the slightest peep.
As promised, we have compiled pictures of the best and brightest lights around campus. Vote now! Winners receive an unreasonably high electric bill.
You know what they say about desperate times. Yesterday’s DP classified section featured this gem from a student who is open-minded, spontaneous and must really want to get his dance on (We’re on your side, Zach!):
“DATE TO SEMI-formal. Must enjoy Pittsburgh sports. Heck, I’ll take a Patriots fan at this point. I’m desperate. Contact Zach”
We’re interested to hear about the responses received because sometimes, Pittsburgh folk can get a lil cray. Best of luck, Zach, and if this doesn’t work out for you, rest assured there are always other options.
Update: We’d like to point out that the author of this classified was not Zach himself but a friend. Mean prank or caring gesture? Discuss in the comments.