Of Men Who Were Noble by Penn & by Sword

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.

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.

The Sacred Triduum of Holy Week began to-day at Evensong in the Anglican Kalendar (used in the American Episcopal Church). From “My Book of the Church’s Year” by Enid M. Chadwick.
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.”

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.”

Ivy League Ups and (Yes) Downs

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.

This Spring Fling Weekend let’s not forget the University of Pennsylvania's “I'm Schmacked” video from two years ago…

(Source: ivyprepster)

Peace, Love and the First Decade of Fling

A link to a great article in “The Daily Pennsylvanian” about the history of one of the biggest party weekends on the East Coast—Spring Fling at the University of Pennsylvania.

The lintel design of Warwick House in the South Quad (now part of Riepe College House) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Back at Pennsylvania

So it looks like I will be back at my alma mater pursuing a Master’s Degree in Middle East Studies. I start some initial coursework this summer.

Passiontide begins to-day at Evensong in the Anglican Kalendar (used in the American Episcopal Church). From “My Book of the Church’s Year” by Enid M. Chadwick.  The nun in the picture is indisputably a sister of the Society of Saint Margaret, who are the religious order that looks after the shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham near where Miss Chadwick lived for so many years.

The 10 Most Powerful Alumni Networks - OnlineCollege.org

Guess which university made the #1 spot. 

Feast Days of March according to the Anglican Kalendar (used in the American Episcopal Church). From “My Book of the Church’s Year” by Enid M. Chadwick.

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.

In honor of the official opening of the Olympic Games in Sochi to-night I thought I’d post something about Penn in the Olympics.
Over the years the University of Pennsylvania has produced several athletes who have competed in the Olympic Games, beginning with the II Olympiad of 1900 (Paris) and more recently in the XXX Olympiad of 2012 (London). Two of the more famous Olympic athletes produced by the University are:
John Baxter Taylor, the first African-American to win a Gold Medal, and
John Brendan Kelly, Jr., the brother of Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.
To read more about Penn in the Olympic Games click HERE to link to the Olympic Games page on website of the University of Pennsylvania Archives.