Apologies for the brief hiatus, but your trusty college admissions Weekly News Round-up team is back for two more weeks of juicy news. This week, we tackle SAT scandals and staying out of debt.
A new page for Pfister Pfans.
Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister surprised students yesterday with another email in their inboxes—this time telling them that they looked like they could “Use A Cupcake”—and that same day, an anonymous samaritan publicly celebrated the dean’s quirkiness by creating a Facebook fan page in his honor.
Nine years after its founding, Facebook is returning to Cambridge. On Thursday, the social networking site announced plans to install a new engineering center in Kendall Square, a few T stops away from the Harvard campus where it was first founded.
We all know—some of us a little too proudly—that Harvard ranks among the best colleges for just about everything, minus HUDS tater tots. Recently, Harvard was on top as #1 yet again - this time, in an online ranking of the top 100 social media colleges. This comes at little surprise, given that Harvard is the birthplace of Facebook and awkward social norms. But what exactly do these rankings mean?
So you’ve reached a classic dilemma. It’s time to update your Facebook profile picture, and you don’t know which to choose. We all like to pretend as though we change our profile pictures with no deep thought, but really, be honest with yourself. Every picture you’ve ever chosen is trying to send a subtle message about who you’d like the world to think you truly are. Harvard students, you’re probably guilty of at least one of the following - take a look.
It's more than just a repeated consonant sound or the first half of a high-end athletic store. It's a smartphone app that allows women to anonymously rate past hookups, boyfriends and crushes, so that other women can see these rankings while men cannot. According to its website, "Lulu is a smart girls' app for private recommendations and reviews on guys," and according to my friends' reactions, Lulu is "WHAAAT?" But now that we have already downloaded Lulu—and downloaded a dozen other apps so that no will notice it's on our phones—what do we do with it? It turns out that it takes more than just a bitter attitude and a willingness to objectify men to use Lulu correctly; it also takes some finesse. So here are some tips.
Call the Winklevoss twins "craggy" and "Neanderthal-esque" or "aggressively aristocratic" if you'd like... but don't accuse them of failing to learn from their mistakes. The Winklevosses again in the news once again, and this time we've learned that they're heavily invested in some internet technology that's definitely not Facebook. The New York Times reported yesterday that the Winklevosses own "one of the single largest portfolios" of bitcoins, a digital form of currency.
Launched in a Kirkland dorm room, Facebook is now seeking 7,000 square feet of office space in the Kendall Square area, reports the Boston Business Journal. The new office space would be just a few miles from Harvard Square, and from the Phoenix Club, which may now find itself becoming Zuckerberg's personal ping pong room.
In this series, Flyby Staff Writer Olivia M. Munk identifies, dissects, and discusses ideas, articles, and opinions found in popular media and popular culture. She's here to inform you and to make you think—about what's out there, what it means to us, and what it might mean for you.
Everyone knows that the world might or might not be ending next Friday, December 21st. Flyby's not in the business of making predictions, but just in case the Mayans were right and the last day of exam period also happens to be the end of, well, everything, we're compiling 8 lists of 8 great things (in no particular order) about the world as we know it, one for each day between now and The End. Today's theme is Technology.
Listen, college girl, the formal is on Saturday. The world is 50 percent men, 50 percent women. I’ll probably only meet a small portion of that number, but since you and I have a class together, we’re going to date because that’s how this world works.
The quick and dirty about what's been going on around the Ancient Eight (and other schools too). Harvard may be (partially) responsible for Facebook, but that doesn't mean that other Ivies can't make their voices heard via various social media, both on- and off-line. This week, several of our peer institutions did just that.