Fun Other College News Because We’re Boring This Week

So in light of the workload and what not we are all being oppressed by this week and the consequential lack of events and interesting stuff to talk about, I present a bulleted list of cool shit I found today relating to other schools:

  • At Georgetown, nine friends found a loophole in the restrictive zoning laws sorrounding the area of Georgetown in DC. Neighbors have been pressing the University and local officials to do something about the flagrant disregard for Gtown’s uppity housing ordinances. According to the laws, only six unrelated residents can live in th $2.4 million dollar house owned by Brian O’Neill Jr.’s father. But should they declare the house a “religious community,” it can accommodate up to fifteen. Thus, twenty-year-old O’Neill established The Apostles of O’Neill and last month they filed as a nonprofit religious organization. Neighbors are pissed now as to how a religion dedicated to pool parties and beer got around their laws and threatens to bring down their property values. The Washington Post describes O’Neill from his unfortunate facebook profile: “The younger O’Neill describes himself as a politically moderate graduate of an Episcopal prep school in suburban Philadelphia who ‘doesn’t really read much.’ Photos and other references to drinking and partying are plastered across the site.”
  • Jian Li, who received a perfect score on the SAT, has filed a challenge against Princeton University with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights claiming discrimination against Asian American applicants. He now attends Yale, by the way.
  • “The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees has voted to divest any direct holdings by the College in companies doing business in the Sudan and to avoid future direct investments in companies that sustain genocide through their support of the Sudanese government.”

10 thoughts on “Fun Other College News Because We’re Boring This Week

  1. Anonymous

    I totally agree with you, Mad. When I read that article I already found it ridiculous because so many other things that you just pointed out could have contributed to his rejection to Princeton.

  2. Anonymous

    I totally agree with you, Mad. When I read that article I already found it ridiculous because so many other things that you just pointed out could have contributed to his rejection to Princeton.

  3. Nic White

    The Georgetown thing is all kinds of awesome. I love it when rich people complain about trvial rich people things and someone finds a way to beat them.

  4. Nic White

    The Georgetown thing is all kinds of awesome. I love it when rich people complain about trvial rich people things and someone finds a way to beat them.

  5. Mad Joy

    Also, 50% of the six students from LHS currently at Princeton are Asian. This is a higher proportion than the overall proportion of Asian students at Livingston High School. All six of those students are extremely well-qualified. (Though so, I would argue, is Jian) I’m not saying that affirmative action doesn’t, as a general trend, discriminate against Asians, however.

  6. Mad Joy

    Also, 50% of the six students from LHS currently at Princeton are Asian. This is a higher proportion than the overall proportion of Asian students at Livingston High School. All six of those students are extremely well-qualified. (Though so, I would argue, is Jian) I’m not saying that affirmative action doesn’t, as a general trend, discriminate against Asians, however.

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