The interests of a preppy Ivy League alumnus (Penn '13) and in-coming graduate student (Penn '16). Pennsylvanians often have a "collegiate inferiority complex", thus I am hoping to foster a bit of Penn Pride on Tumblr.
Easter Sunday and the following Sundays in Easter-tide according to the Anglican Kalendar (used in the American Episcopal Church). From “My Book of the Church’s Year” by Enid M. Chadwick.
The One Hundred & Twentieth Annual Penn Relays Carnival begins this Thursday on Franklin Field, here at the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Relays are the largest track and field event in the nation outside of the Olympics and the National Championship. Get your tickets by clicking: HERE.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann (above) was rated the most powerful person in the City of Philadelphia by “Philadelphia Magazine” in their April 2014 issue. According to the article, “when Penn speaks everyone listens.”
The University of Pennsylvania saw the greatest increase in applications, up 14.4% for the Class of 2018. Because of this the acceptance rate was only 9.9%—the lowest in University history. Dear Old Penn is getting more popular by the year.
Once you graduate, your alumni network can help you find jobs, stay connected to your university, and introduce you to some pretty powerful players, all willing to meet you simply because of your common education background.
I’ve recently discovered an old show from the ’80s called "Inspector Morse". It’s based on a series of detective novels by British author Colin Dexter. The title character, Endeavour Morse, attended public school (private school to us Americans), graduated from Oxford, wears herringbone tweed jackets, drinks beer and whiskey like a fish, hits on women left and right, listens to opera, and drives around town in his classic Jaguar Mark 2. (Need I say more?) Morse works for the Thames Valley CID and his bailiwick is the City of Oxford and the surrounding countryside. He is accompanied by the loveable, but non-‘old boy’ Sergeant Lewis who hails from up north (Newcastle). Many of the episodes are filmed on the grounds and in the buildings of several of the colleges of the University of Oxford as well as in the countryside. A few episodes are even filmed on the grounds of old estates and castles. I highly recommend this show to those who haven’t seen it before. It runs through eight series (seasons) and is followed by the spin-off “Inspector Lewis” and the prequel “Endeavour”. All eight series can be found for free on Hulu; the spin-off and prequel are on Amazon Prime.