If you’re in Wharton and haven’t heard of the Wharton Follies, that sucks. If you’re anyone else and still haven’t heard of the Wharton Follies, that still sucks. The exclusively-MBA group has been writing, producing, and performing their own shows since 1977, and now, even their YouTube page is going nuts!
Featuring takes on “real world scenario” negotiations, everyone’s favorite business card scene, and even Whartonites making fun of themselves, we’re not sure if the sketches make us want to applaud with joy or shudder at the thought of our own comparably bleak (read: broke) futures.
Wharton’s One School Group is certainly upping the accountability quotient with this new list of rules for studying in Huntsman. Gone are the days when leaving your laptop and backpack on a table while you ran to the bathroom constituted a signal that you were indeed working there – other students now have the school-sanctioned right to swoop in and move your stuff. Seat theft aside, there’s also a nice reminder that no one is entitled to priority seating in Huntsman (except when it comes to GSRs).
With Bill Clinton slated to speak at NYU and the president of Mexico hitting up Stanford, we’re thinking it’s about time we hear the bigwig coming to address the class of 2011. After all, we heard about everyone’s favorite accidental revolutionary this time last year. Until the University Council Committee on Honorary Degrees and the Trustees Honorary Degree Committee tell us (if there’s any take-home from this post, its more knowledge of Penn bureaucracy), we thought we’d pose the question to you guys– who do you think it will be? Leave guesses in the comments!
Before she graduated, a wise Penn woman once told us quite possibly the most inspiring words ever. She said the most important thing we could do before graduation is to drink as often as possible on Penn’s dime. Seniors, one such opportunity is here tomorrow.
Free food and booze with Amy Gutmann (trust us she’s great to drink with) before the basketball game, to which you also get free tickets. Good job, S4TPF: it seems like you maybe didn’t annoy anyone with this event!
Also, we may or may not livedrunktweet this tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Dropping on the Forbes list of billionaires from #6 in 2007 to #36 in 2010 (oh, awkward…) is Penn’s very own Anil Ambani.
Ambani graduated from Wharton’s MBA program, inherited Papa’s multi-gajillion dollar company, and after a little spat with his brother, managed to make a name for himself as one of India’s most influential businessmen.
Also, in 2003, he won India’s MTV Youth Icon of the Year Award, so you know he’s legit.
Despite becoming the bigshot that he is today and marrying Bollywood hottie Tina Munim, Ambani likes to remind us at Penn that he’s still that same Anil that we once exchanged awkward nods with on Locust; he’s not only on the Board of Overseers at Wharton, but he’s also the guy who donated that ginormous auditorium on the ground level of Huntsman (and dedicated it to aforementioned Papa).
The political universe has been a-buzz all week waiting for news on Jon Huntsman Jr.’s presidential run. We promise to bring you the announcement as soon as the Penn alum makes it; in the meantime, here’s a picture of him with a motorcross. #sopresidential
Jon M. Huntsman, the graduation speaker for the Class of 2010, may be considering running for President in the near future. A former Utah Governor and Obama’s current Ambassador to China, this Republican has recently been getting attention from Newsweekand The Huffington Post(among others) about his Presidential intentions.
In a Newsweekinterview, Huntsman, whose father is of Huntsman Hall fame, mentioned nothing of a 2012 run. However, he had much to say about his post-Ambassador plans:
“You know, I’m really focused on what we’re doing in our current position,” he says. “But we won’t do this forever, and I think we may have one final run left in our bones.”
One of the best things about Foursquare, the location-based social-media craze, is the ability to become “mayor” of your favorite places. Simply go somewhere the most, prove it by “checking in” on your phone, then volia! Power is yours. We’d like to introduce you to the social governance of campus with our new section, Meet The Mayors. This week: a man we’re not sure we envy, the mayor of Huntsman.
Charley M. (Foursquare lets you share everywhere you go but respects the privacy of your last name?) is, ironically, a College kid from California.
UTB: What’s your favorite thing about Huntsman? Charley M.: Little known fact: Huntsman printers actually print money too.
Sometimes, class sucks. Most of the time, Huntsman sucks. But one Wharton prof is trying to make life a little easier for his students.
After being informed that JMHH 260 would be “cold,” the humanitarian decided to take action. He remained calm and collected under pressure while urging students to prepare for the worst: “I would encourage you all to bring warm enough clothes/hats that you are not cold tomorrow if we are stuck in a cold classroom.”
He even displays a rare optimism: “Perhaps it is the same as Monday, which is manageable, but uncomfortable, or perhaps it is colder.”
Dear Tooth Fairy: in case you’ve been flying in circles, here’s what you may be looking for. To quote the gem of an email our tipster received: “well, there’s a human tooth in this gsr if u wanna see?”