Liberal Arts and Farts and Crafts
Gasp! Shock! Quelle horreur! Did you know that Columbia University students–those fine, Ivy League men and women who only occasionally offer to have sex for money on Sugar Daddy websites in order to pay their tuition–are stealing directly from their institution? It’s true! Every week, thousands of dollars goes missing from the coffers at Columbia, and the financial sinkhole’s location has finally been tracked to the dining hall, where students are stealing Nutella at a cost of $5,000 a week.
Then again, that’s small potatoes compared to those kids at Oberlin who are dressing as Klan members and defacing property with racial slurs, because what?
Hey, remember that scene in Girls last season when they flashed back to a party at Oberlin College, where Marnie had eaten that pot brownie and had a panic attack and Hannah’s gay boyfriend got Charlie to take care of her?
Well that actually happened! Well, not really. We’re pretty sure the show isn’t an exact autobiography, because some of us went to Oberlin and don’t remember seeing Allison Williams around. But we do remember seeing Lena Dunham out and about, especially at the offices of The Grape, our “alternative” student newspaper. (That appropriately has no web presence besides a dead link.)
And we’re not the only ones who remember, apparently:
Stephanie Wiles, the director of Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Art Museum, has been picked by Cornell University to run its Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Ms. Wiles will replace Franklin W. Robinson, who held the position for nearly two decades.
Here is an item rescued from Ben Smith’s site, which wasn’t ready for the Drudging they got this morning and is temporarily inaccessible.
When Crains reported this morning that Yvette Clarke hadn’t graduated Oberlin, it also reported that she’d never claimed to — which is pretty crucial in stories like this.
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