The DP reports that Geoffrey Canada, the founder and President of the Harlem Children’s Zone whose work was prominently featured in the 2010 documentary Waiting For Superman, will deliver the commencement address to this year’s graduating class in May.
While Canada is a noticeably less high-impact name compared to recent commencement speakers such as Denzel Washington and Eric Schmidt, his work in education reform made him a sensible pick for the university’s administrators. Some commenters have applauded the choice, while others are miffed they won’t be hearing from a more high-profile speaker. Give us your thoughts below.
At 7:25 a.m. this morning in Punxsutawney, Pa., Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. At 7:25 a.m. this morning in Punxsutawney, Pa., Groundhog Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. (See what we did there?) Well, Dr. Phil isn’t the only one who can make predictions. The editors of UTB have joined forces to bring you their own forecasts for the rest of the year.
New sorority biddies will emerge to see the shadows of their former selves that they’ve left behind.
White Dog Cafe will be the next foodspot to poof, while Beijing will miraculously stay open forever, despite contributing to 14 of the Freshman 15 with just one helping of Lo Mein.
Seniors who have locked themselves away for years in Van Pelt will emerge to see the light of day, also known as Feb Club.
After January, there is February. In February, there is Feb Club. Otherwise known as That Month Spent Avoiding All The Randos You Facebook Friended Before Penn, Feb Club comprises the 28 29(!) days when important seniors make less important seniors feel special. Each day presents a new opportunity for 2012-ers to get their “cards” “stamped” (this is actually what happens) at fun places scattered throughout Philly, and most involve some level of boozing.
Well, that was fun. Illustrious alum Donald Trump has decided that he’s not running for president anymore. According to the ABC News report, the 2012 election will have to go on sans his lunacy:
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” Trump said in a statement. “…my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election… however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”
After his great speech today, we’re thinking Denzel might as well give it a shot.
Much of the Junior class was rather miffed this past Thursday when they received an e-mail from Class President Jibran Khan that included an image of this year’s “selected” Hey Day t-shirt. Why’s this, you ask? Because this is the first time in recent history that the t-shirt has not been selected by a student vote.
But democracy will prevail! Supposedly, unhappy campers have joined forces and are printing an alternate T-shirt that they believe would have won had votes been cast. Two shirts!? What happened to Hey Day being all about class u-n-i-t-y? Perhaps an election would have been more fair, but if these shirts mean we now have to buy into the whole “2012” thing, then we really don’t want the Junior class to graduate (plus, the Cheeto design was our favorite).
The Class Board explains why there was no vote in a follow-up email after the jump.
The School House Rock Tootsie Roll owl (not to be confused with the School House Rock owl, Owls or anything else on the Wikipedia disambiguation page) is getting soaked on Locust for charity, guys! And also free mugs.
He’s promoting the Junior Class Board’s event at Tap House on Friday from 8-10 p. m, where$20 gets you 3 craft beers and a 2012 glass beer mug. There’s also free food for all juniors with all proceeds going to Save The Children. But more importantly, we overheard the owl saying “It’s a hoot-hoot, win-win situation!” So now we want to throw up. But, also, charity. Do it.
Donald Trump has finally decided to pull out the big guns and run for president. According to The Daily Beast, the camera-happy Wharton grad has toyed with the idea of running in the past, but this time he really means business (see: finger-pointing picture).