Pictured here is the class of 1930′s commencement ceremony in the oh-so-historic Palestra. Yes, seniors, this is a wake up call reminding you that you’re getting closer to the real world and that in three months, your commencement ceremony will also be added to the archives (tear). Don’t forget to register to walk, and just be glad that your ceremony won’t take place in a tightly packed building with no air conditioning. Talk about major sweat stains on that super cute Elsa Shiaparelli dress.
You’re sitting at home during the most awkward three weeks of your life. Your internship hasn’t started yet, and there’s only so many more times you can leaf through “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and your high school yearbook. So sit back, break out the Penn Alumni sweatshirt, and enjoy your grad vids. As if you need any more urging, we present you with a list of reasons to relive your last 15 minutes as a Quaker.
8) Amy’s charge to the graduates of “You do nothing by half-measure—including your celebrating!” applies to you a little bit too much, considering you can’t remember her telling you this when she first said it. Read the rest of this entry »
While this promise will probably be kept about as well as the time you swore off Greek Lady for a week, we want to believe you. And in the spirit of this uplifting trust,we bring you the third installment of this optimistic feature. (Parts 1 and 2 can also be found after the jump.) Update: All the links work properly now! Sorry for the confusion.
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The School of Arts and Sciences announced yesterday that prize-winning, best-selling author, and Penn English/Writing Professor Paul Hendrickson will deliver the address at the College ceremony on Sunday, May 13. Hendrickson is the author of numerous critically acclaimed works of non-fiction, and before joining the CPCW faculty was a feature writer for the Washington Post.
The trustworthy Penn Course Review reveals that Hendrickson has an average professor rating of 3.9. If that’s any indication of how interesting/insightful he will be on stage, we’re excited. If not, well…at least we won’t have to think too hard during the speech.
Stay tuned for updates as the other undergraduate schools announce their speakers.
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.
Hey, graduating seniors! (Sorry, we used the “g-word.”) Looking for a job in investment banking? Really? That sucks. But if you’re curious as to how to get a lucrative spot among the ranks of Goldman and Blackstone, we’d suggest not doing what one enterprising senior did and email out a lil’ blurb about how much you want to get a job directly to dozens of investment banks. No, really, this is an awful idea. See the pic after the jump to get the full effect of this e-mail.