We know there’s a Penn In Washington program, but this doesn’t seem to be it. When you click on this random “University of Pennsylvania, Inc” you get some building near the Capitol. Further research reveals it is the home of the Office of Federal Relations under the Office of Government and Community Affairs, whose website says they’re “charged with monitoring and promoting general and targeted opportunities to expand support for federal policies and programs upon which the University depends.”
So we have our own Penn lobbyists? This isn’t unique to our school, but still kind of neat.
Listen up, Kerry Golds, this could be you in four short years: onetime Street editor and ’05 alum Grant Ginder can officially update his already-impressive resume to include his new novel, This Is How It Starts, which is out in bookstores this week. Ginder was featured on Daily Intel yesterday, where he plugged his book and sadly made no mention of Penn. Good thing we never forget a Streetie! (We don’t, um, actually call ourselves that though.) The book, per Amazon, is “about how far one postcollegiate idealist will go to be an insider in a town that is unyielding in what it will take from a person in exchange for granting him a margin of knowledge and power.” Sounds juicy — we would expect nothing less from one of our own.