Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ivy Watch: Room Draw Edition

IVY WATCH - News from around the Ivy League.

Getting Laid at Brown University
I found a story in published in the archives of The Daily Brown Herald in 2006 that described how two seniors ‘poked’ each other on Facebook and then had “awkward intercourse.” The article even has a picture of the bed where the act occurred! So, if anyone wants to know how to get laid at Brown, check out the rest of the article.

Columbia University Implements Cost-Saving Program
An increase in enrollment coupled with a 10 percent decrease in Ph.D. students and a faculty wage freeze are all part of Columbia University’s cost-reduction policy for the upcoming year. A significant 15 percent decrease in their endowment was reported by University President Lee Bollinger in December 2008.

Cornell: Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
The Pussycat Dolls are scheduled to perform at Cornell’s Slope Day concert. They are currently touring with Britney Spears.

Dartmouth’s New College President
Jim Yong Kim has been appointed as Dartmouth’s 17th College President. He will be the first Asian-American and Korean president of any Ivy League institution. His selection has received a lot of attention in Korean media outlets. Many Korean academics are delighted and the news has been portrayed very positively in the Korean press.

Harvard’s pre-Housing Day shenanigans Go Awry
On Wednesday, March 18th Harvard students continued a pre-Housing Day Tradition by lighting cardboard boats on fire, each named after their particular House preference for the following year, and then sending them down the Charles River. Unfortunately, however, the fire department received a call that a fire had broken out at the boathouse and they arrived on scene along with the Harvard Police. The river’s perimeter was quickly shut down and the festivities were stopped.

University of Pennsylvania:
New UPENN Class Takes an Inside View to Crime
A political science class at UPENN is studying crime from the inside - literally. Penn students attend class at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Facility where half of their classmates have taken part firsthand in the criminal justice system. The class meets once a week.

Yale Senior Proposes Pedicab Business in New Haven
Jongwook Kim, a senior at Yale University, is planning on creating a pedicab business in New Haven. Any profits that the business would make would go toward the “creation of a bicycle/health education program” according to Kim. A previous pedicab business in New Haven, Tree Hugger Taxis, failed to make a profit however.


Steve Pearson said...

Do believe that Brown story's an April Fool.