Some good news for our balding brethren! As reported by GQ, a new study headed by Dr Albert Mannes of Wharton, who bares a shiny head himself (shocking), has concluded that bald men are seen as more dominant, masculine, and leader-y than their fuzzy headed counterparts. How pacifying. That’s one way to “cover up” premature hair loss. More like that’s one way to get rid of that Penn hat collection you hoarded in the ’90s.
What about women? We can’t help but imagine how much Amy G’s performance would increase if she shaved off those shiny locks. Talk about morbid.
Jay Kirk, who currently teaches Creative Non-Fiction Writing in the English Department, has published a long-form article in February’s GQ. The piece, entitled “Burning Man,” tells the story of a soldier in Afghanistan who is the victim of severe burns and recovers from his trauma with the help of an experimental painkilling video game treatment. Gamers are apparently saving the world in ways Jane McGonigal never could have imagined!
In all seriousness, it’s a fascinating and powerful read. So take a gander at this article by a professor who has majorly upped Penn’s level of national stylishness. Or pick up the February issue, featuring one very sexy Oscar nominee on the cover.