On November 19th, we take the time reflect on the precious moments we have in the presence of the goddess in the fiery red pantsuit. Sadly, these snippets of conversation are all too fleeting; we just never get to have the conversation we really
need want. Here’s what she would say if our wildest dreams came true. We would begin the list with “I Love You,” but we don’t want to be creepy. (All starred items are accompanied by a wink.)
1) It’s your time to shine.
2) Jennifer Lawrence is my daughter.
3) The Spirit of Compromise is all about give and take.*
4) I was the first person Raven came out to.
5) Got a professor that needs firing?
6) Could I get a picture with you? I’ve been wanting one since you arrived.
7) Go on, feel my hair.*
8) Let’s Make History tonight.*
9) All of the boys and all of the girls are begging to If U Seek Amy.
10) You have an interview? Feel free to go through my closet.
11) I looked just like you at your age.
12) What do you want your GPA to be?
13) Your tuition is related to my annual Sephora budget. Luckily I don’t wrinkle.*
14) Just endorsed you on LinkedIn.
15) You’re telling me OMG doesn’t stand for Oh My Gutmann?
16) Add me on Snapchat. It’s @queenG.
17) I’m the Fling headliner this year.
18) Be my +1 for my birthday party?
19) I’m a Samantha.*
In light of someone’s big 6-4, we’d like to take you back to a feature that we so vehemently miss. Did you know Amy Gutmann loves dogs? Capogiro? Basketball? Probably not, considering we’ve not been keeping you up-to-date on our President’s most trivial affairs.
We bet you can count on less than 3 hands how many times you’ve seen our president around campus (excluding Amy-specific events and Capogiro). We need your eyes and ears, but most importantly your smartphone cameras, to be on the lookout for Amy G. so we can bring back Chasing Amy, a feature that sheds light into the life of a likely life-ful woman.
While even a casual run-in with Amy on Locust can make us swoon, recent Facebook pics and statuses reporting A-Gutt sightings in Hong Kong have got us green with envy. Starstruck Penn students have been bumping into our dear old Prez abroad, and we want to know
what color suit she was wearing why.
According to this Penn News article, Amy G traveled to Asia earlier this month to host an alumni event aimed at improving relationships between the University and its international graduates. She also announced plans to open a Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing to connect local entrepreneurs and Penn alumni. So basically, Wharton does run the world.
However, Madame Prez’s trip does stir the pot a little, given the controversial comments regarding China that Joe Biden made at Penn’s commencement ceremony. In fact, a group of Chinese grads were so outraged that they drafted a petition to get Biden to apologize for his remarks.
Despite the tension that may accompany A-Gutt’s trip, we wish her nothing but safe travels. We bet she even wears an eye mask when she sleeps on planes. She’s classy like that.
-- Madame President herself, Amy Gutmann, working out
with the masses at Pottruck. Our tipster informs us A-Gut was glowing post-cardio, rocking purple gym pants and a Penn umbrella! We admire Amy G's commitment to calorie-burning before "stuffing her face" at tonight's holiday study break at her estate
Commoners and barista snobs alike were wowed this afternoon by a surprise visit from Lady Gutmann. You treat yourself, Madame President! Can you even imagine the headache of having to welcome 2,465 fresh sacks of $56,000 meat to Penn? And she pulls it off so gracefully, too! Just look at all that sweet and delicate…
Amy is famous! (Again)--
Call it her book tour or call it the best 50 minutes of your life, but our president, the so-called "busiest person in the city," has been a hot commodity for the scholarly paparazzi lately. Check out last week's interview with Forbes
that doesn't disappoint (she referenced our founder), and watch an interview on Philly's ABC channel
that lasts nearly an hour. That smile
A recent Times Style feature details the– what else?– stylistic and political choices of Jeremy Bernard, the Obama administration’s social planner, as he sets up the White House’s upcoming state dinner. Who’s among those 806 invitees? Oh, is it you, Amy? It is! Except Any Gutmann? Eh, silly typo. We’ll let it slide this time.
Take us as your date, Any! We make great conversation about blogs, Penn, cats and the Interwebs. Or if you don’t want us to talk and just sit there and look pretty, we’re really good at that too.
Prez Amy Gutmann made an appearance in Penn Park yesterday showing a family around campus. Maybe her tour guide skills will land us a naming gift for the new dorms on Hill Field? Maybe the Med School will be re-re-endowed? Maybe Amy simply likes to give personal tours on Saturday afternoons? (Maybe?) Or maybe…we’re just disappointed Amy never gave us a personal tour of Penn.
Amy G. Was In The NYT—
Maybe it was the Gray Lady's way of making nice with us
? This week, Amy guest-stars
on "The Choice," a college admissions blog Dean Furda has been known to frequent
When Amy Gutmann heard our friends over at The Buzz were hosting a March Madness competition for all of Penn — with the grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to Smokes — she couldn’t wait to fill out her bracket.
So what if her Quakers didn’t make it to the Big Dance this year. That didn’t stop her from picking Princeton to LOSE in the first round. Okay, no major upset there, but you gotta respect Amy’s solidarity.
Think you can do better than the president? Sign up and fill out your bracket now at thedp.com/marchmadness. Brackets close tomorrow when the tournament starts. If you beat Amy — and the rest of Penn — that sweet, sweet beer money is all yours!