You voted (presumably), and now they reign: the Class Board presidents. But how much do you really know about your leaders beyond their punny slogans and catchy jingles? In honor of Presidents’ Day, a wonderful national holiday spent just like any other Monday, we give you the inside scoop on these four students who never get a day off.
What’s the one thing every president needs?
Jon Youshaei, 2013: Home cooking
Spencer Penn, 2014: Gummy Bear Multi-Vitamins Ariel Koren, 2015: Lots of Red Bull Jesus Perez, 2016: Sleep. Read the rest of this entry »
One of these things is not like the other. Can you guess which one it is? Here it goes. A. Amy Gutmann B. Catherine Drew Gilpin Faust C. You
If you answered A, then *ding ding ding* you are correct! So what do you and the president of Harvard University have in common that Amy does not? Well, despite that Amy probably knows the words to The Red and the Blue better than either of you, you both went to Penn!
In a post brought to you by useless facts to throw at your parents when you finally tell them that after all those legal studies courses, you want to be a professor, here’s a short list of current college presidents who went to Penn.
The Obama administration loves Penn presidents! Former president Judith Rodin has been appointed to the White House Council For Community Solutions. According to this press release, the Council will “provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs.” She joins, among others, Penn alum Laurene Powell Jobs (married to one Steve Jobs) and, uh, JON BON JOVI.
Do you know E.O.? You know, Ernest Owens, the freshman running for Class of 2014 President? You should.
This overeager candidate first made waves at Penn by sending out an…interesting e-mail (Hey, we didn’t say “obnoxious.”) about why he’s the perfect one for the job, then proceeded to spam Facebook with his manyrequests for his fellow classmates to vote for him. But then, his journey for the title of Grand Poobah of the 2014-ers took a nasty turn. Let’s get acquainted with this “…innocent candidate in a trial against a spiteful jackass” and learn why he’s having a meltdown of epic proportions.
If you haven’t heard, there’s a wee bit of drama concerning the Class of 2013 Board elections. In short: the class VP of Finance, Jake Shuster “The Money Booster” decided to run against the incumbent Jonathan Youshaei, who Shuster thinks didn’t do a great job as prez. There was some email banter, and everyone was all, who do we endorse?! Some board members apparently said Youshaei was trying to get them to support him, and then there was apparently some form of peace treaty conference with the presidents of the older classes. Oh, politics. ANYWAY, Arthur Gardner Smith, Adam Behrens and Jibran Khan, the presidents of 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively, announced that they’re endorsing Shuster. Scandalous? Check out their endorsement of the Money Booster after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »