We all hate those kids who pregame their BYOs with a bowl of pasta at their place, avoiding any drinks at dinner because they refuse to shell out the 3 bucks for alc. But just wait till you graduate. As a recent NY Times article reported, college grads–especially Penn grads–spend tons of money on food.
“I don’t think about what anything costs,” Emily Gerard, a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a publishing assistant making the requisite salary, told me recently. “I’ll drop $60 once a week at the Greenmarket, which I would never do at a grocery store; I like supporting local farmers.”
This might be you some day! And it might even land you a quote in the paper. Speaking of which: Gerard might not be the only one without a filter. Hear something crazy on Locust? Let us know!
Well, there goes all hope of having a POTUS from Penn (at least for 2012). According to ABC News, Jon Huntsman is giving up his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination because he “did not want to stand in the way” of Mitt Romney’s chances of beating Obama. The New Hampshire third-place finisher is now the fourth GOP candidate to drop out since the campaigns began.
We’d like to take this time to remind Huntsman that his next career move could start with OCR. Fancy a visit back to Penn, Jon?
Jon Huntsman was in a band! Yeah! A big hair, wailing guitar, “eff da man” garage band! Huntsman appeared on Letterman last night and feigned discomfort when David pulled out a photo of the presidential hopeful glaring under a mane of tangled locks among his bandmates. Jon eventually got himself up to the task of playing some hotel lobby standards (You know, jazzy chord progressions and glissandos), and it was all pretty charming. Why weren’t the girls there to accompany him?
Penn students do cool things, and Penn Architecture students do cool things while presumably wearing either very retro or very futuristic glasses. This past week, we’ve seen three Penn architects get attention for doing things in the actual world.
Matthias Hollwich, an architect who teaches at Penn, designed housing community for LGBT elderly people, as HuffPoreports. The first village opens in Palm Springs in 2014, and according to the artist’s rendering, it could not look more awesome. Especially if you like old men in sweaters chilling near succulents.
Our favorite part of any Curb episode is when Larry David makes out with someone, so this week was a special treat: the object of his affection is a Penn alum! Rebecca Creskoff has been in a whole bunch of random TV stuff including Law and Order, The West Wing, Mad Men, and Hannah Montana so it was about time she made this bold step forward. It’s no surprise TV-Rebecca has rolled with badasses, presidents, misogynists, pop stars and Larry David; those seem to be the ideal lifestyles of any Penn student.
At least, that’s what it seems like this week. Penn experts were featured in not one, not two, but basically a kajillion articles offering wisdom and advice on just about anything. Here’s what we’ve learned from our resident smarties:
Home visits, following up and good communication help hospital patients keep from coming back once they’re released. Practical!
Don’t we all wish our internships let us run around in trendy suspenders (sus-trend-ers, if you will) on national television? The lovely lady on the right in the clip above, a rising College senior, got to do just that. We shortened the video to only show her modeling debut clip, and also because if you had to watch all ten minutes of this “Tuesday Boozeday” segment you’d want to claw your eyes out like we did.
Penn Professor Richard Beeman On The Daily Show Tonight -- The history prof was on back in August 2009, so either the Daily Show had someone cancel or this guy is really interesting. Tune in at 11 p.m. EST on Comedy Central or just wait for us to post a video when clips go online.