NewsJanuary 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm

#AWKWARD Email Sent To Rodin Residents

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.

Check out the hilarious email after the jump:

NewsJanuary 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Win A Date With Jesse Tyler Ferguson

SPEC Film Society is hosting Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Wednesday, January 25. And now you have a chance to meet him! In what may soon be referred to as one of the easiest contests ever, all you need to do is visit the event page here (we are making this so simple for you) and post your favorite clip of the actor. If you get the most “likes,” you win! The contest will remain open until January 24th at 11:59 p.m. Contest winners will be announced at the event.

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.

NewsJanuary 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Bursar The Bookstore’s New “Spirit Fingers”

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.

NewsJanuary 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Dean Furda, All Over the Map

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.

FeaturesDecember 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Best Of 2011: E-mails, Etc.

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.

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ShutterButtonDecember 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Wistar Institute Spreads Holiday Cheer?

Employees only? Well, okay. But your tree is quite nice.

FeaturesDecember 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

What Not To Eat: Fisher Fine Arts Edition

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

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NewsDecember 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Fisher Ranked as #23 Most Beautiful College Library

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.

FeaturesDecember 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Who Wore It Better: Holiday Lights Edition

As promised, we have compiled pictures of the best and brightest lights around campus. Vote now! Winners receive an unreasonably high electric bill.

Which house is rocking the best lights?

View Results

NewsDecember 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

Kid Named Zach Seeks Formal Date Via DP

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.