For all you non-Penn-Med-ers out there, Dr. Foe is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and is one of the world’s leading experts on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Congrats.
The title was a little alarming, warning Seniors to “Pick Up College Graduation Dangerous Weather Tickets.” While this could also sound like a really cool concert, perhaps an additional graduation perk, it’s really just a little premature graduation preparation:
Your guests will need these tickets only if severe weather and dangerous conditions (continuous downpour and lightning) necessitate moving the ceremony to the Palestra, where space is limited.
As if navigating parents and siblings and g-parents around campus wasn’t hard enough, now Penn is asking us to choose our two favorite. The horrors!
Scrolling through SPIKE today, our eyes caught sight of the silly poll that just sort of hangs out on the Wharton hub.
Normally we’d think nothing of it but the most recent featured poll is a tad brutal:
Do you think there should be punishment for missing GSR reservations?”
What is this, Guantanamo? Restaurants and hair stylists don’t even lay down the law when it comes to missed bookings. Oh Wharton, how typical.
Check out some other ridiculous past polls, after the jump:
Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost for University Life is looking for Penn students who would like to model for our upcoming spring photo/video shoot. Students will appear in a variety of campus settings representing University Life at Penn. Images/footage from the shoot will be included in future University Life and Penn online and multimedia publications.
So if you’re free on April 21st, you too can star in the wonderfully cheesy promotional images sent out to prospective students and plastered over admissions materials if you email firstname.lastname@example.org. One question though: why just COMM majors?
While she makes a solid argument for seeking out self-discover before submitting your application to every OCR resume drop-box out there, we have to wonder why she considers working for a reputable organization (“whatever company is trendy at the time via LinkedIn”) and inner happiness to be mutually exclusive.
But whatever your take on I-banking, Teach for America or the Fortune 500, we can all agree on and enjoy her reference to Smoke’s making it into the WSJ:
While sharing a pitcher of cheap beer at Smoke’s, Penn’s go-to watering hole for thirsty seniors, I was approached by a friend of a friend who had just accepted her Teach for America assignment. Teetering in her four-inch stilettos, she joyfully squealed, “I’m going to be a school teacher in Las Vegas! It’s like I’m the star of my very own Van Halen video!”
At least some of us know where our hearts are—for better or for worse.
It’s that time of year again: hoards of runners, athletes and Jamaican vendors will pack the streets lining Franklin Field.
To make this year’s Penn Relays even more memorable, we’re happy to find out that Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be running the 4×100 Team USA vs. The World relay on April 24th.
Apparently this year’s historic meet (now in its 115th year) will be one of the largest yet, so plan your trek to the DRL accordingly on the weekend of the Relays.
Penn lost a legend today as Dan Staffieri, better known as “Coach Lake”, passed away.
Whether zooming around the field in his helmet-shaped golf cart on game day, chanting through his microphone on Locust Walk or simply dropping into a volleyball practice for a pep talk, Coach Lake embodied the Penn spirit.
From his signature red and plaid ensemble to the Ivy Champ rings adorning each hand, Lake specialized in anything but subtlety. Almost anyone who ever met him will remember his signature “How you doing?”… “Oh, very well!” call and response or the booming “Here we go Quakers, here we go!” through his microphone.
Everyone loves rankings, especially when Penn captures a coveted top spot. And since many of us are currently buried away in the depths of Van Pelt, it comes as little surprise that Penn took home this year’s #4 spot on the Daily Beast‘s ranking of the 50 Most Stressful Colleges.
We’d also like to take a moment of silence to note that this is our second fourth place finish of the year—not an easy feat in itself.
While we didn’t take away a top three finish (gold, bronze and silver go to Stanford, Columbia and M.I.T., respectively), we did edge out Harvard and Princeton in a close running. We’d also like to point out that the tipster who alerted us to our prestigious award also initially mistook us for Penn State, who slid in at #46. We’re better than that, really.
So congrats Penn, keep on doing what you do best.
Fishnets, booty shorts and feathered boas… what’s not to love? If you were one of the 800+ screaming sorority girls or leery eyed frat guys at Pi Kappa Phi’s “War of the Roses”, you know just how many perfectly choreographed pelvic thrusts went down at the Troc on Tuesday night.
While we questioned some of the dancers’ sartorial choices (skivvies atop black spandex, really?), they were ultimately overshadowed by the pretty solid dance moves.
Thanks to YouTube source 11gustavo, we give you the “roses” who performed Tuesday night after the jump.
The book features the loafer-wearing WASPS and Brooks Brothers-clad prepsters of the world, all taken during Hayashida’s 1965 whirlwind tour of the ancient eight. While we weren’t able to ID Penn in any of the photos found here or here—feel free to make your guesses in the comments below.
But so Penn can better represent, here are two candids of our very own, after the jump.