Although classes are over, International Relations professor Frank Plantan used the major’s listserv today to teach his students one final lesson about the most powerful language that binds all people across nations and cultures:
math music. But also, can someone please come play at his annual holiday party this weekend? The Penn Musicians Against Homelessness unfortunately bailed again.
Dear IR major,
I know you are studying and taking exams and looking forward to getting home for the holidays but if there is anyone free this Saturday night, Dec. 15th who would like to make a little money playing Christmas music and some classical on the piano for my annual holiday party in my home I would like to hear from you ASAP. Because of a conflict that emerged we’ve lost our musicians. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Tis the season for merriment and joy, with Christmas in just a little over a month! But, in case you forgot, the world is actually supposed to end four days before that! Luckily, some new signs all along Locust are reminding us that ‘tis the season to be jolly because Tis Not the End.
As it turns out, the cryptic TisNotTheEnd.com is the brainchild of the Penn Museum, which is cleverly advertising its new Maya 2012 exhibit (ohhhh). The museum is getting on Penn’s level with oh-so-accessible signage, such as the one pictured. There’s also what we presume to be a 34th Street shoutout (one week left to submit those!), with one sign noting that if reading Highbrow is the most highbrow thing you’ve done all semester, “Tis not the end of the world.” The exhibit is FREE for Penn students and runs through the end of the calendar year (which will happen).
Fear not! The festivities are far from over. To round off this holiday season, we’ve got Kwanzaa holding down the fort until New Year’s. We’d like to wish all those who celebrate a very warm and bright (Get it, ’cause of the kaandles?) holiday.
Employees only? Well, okay. But your tree is quite nice.
As promised, we have compiled pictures of the best and brightest lights around campus. Vote now! Winners receive an unreasonably high electric bill.
Couldn’t wait to schmooze at President Gutmann’s house tonight? Neither could she! El Presidente stopped by Hillel’s “Hanukkasino” event to pregame her own holiday party and light the menorah. After a rousing cry of “Chag Sameach!” (which we’re assuming is Hebrew for “you’re the most talented and diverse mix of dreidel-spinners we’ve ever seen”), she gracefully departed to her totally decked-out pad.
We’ve known about Penn’s e-cards for a while now, but this holiday season the people over at Penn Business Services went all out and produced three new (animated!) e-cards for us to send to our proud Penn parents/jealous younger siblings who had to settle for Cornell (kidding!). Our favorite is the one that features a Love statue snowglobe that you can “shake.” But what’s with the annoying tinny music, guys?
Download your own here, and check out the others after the jump.
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