This gem was posted in the “Barter” section of NY Craigslist last weekend:
$200,000 Wesleyan University Coffee Mug, Looking to Trade Up – $1
Available for trade: My Wesleyan University Coffee Mug. This ceramic beauty in pristine condition is perfect for holding 10 oz. of your favorite beverage or organizing your pen and pencil collection on your desk top.
Hate to part with it but after four years at “America’s Most Annoying Liberal Arts College” my student loans are coming due. The goal here is to trade up for something of at least somewhat better value and continue to parlay my items for something I can eventually liquidate to pay off my loans.
Here’s your chance to own your own “$200,000 Coffee Mug” and help me out on the road to solvency.
All reasonable offers will be entertained…
Somebody’s school spirit was apparently in question in the D-Block of Low Rise last night…
Over at Roth on Wesleyan, our beloved University President reports:
One of the most exciting bits of news we had over break was the extraordinary number of applications we’ve received for next year. More than 10,000 students have asked for a place in the class of 2013, a surge of well over 20% from last year. As many of you know, our Early Decision Applications were up over 30%, and we’ve now learned than most of our peer institutions are not seeing anything like this spike in interest. It’s a lot more work for the tireless group in the Admissions Office, but the fact that more and more people are hearing about the great things going on at Wesleyan is very good news indeed.
So, umm, that’s pretty cool. But why the spike of interest in Wesleyan this year? Was it the Obama commencement? Mainstream musical alum success? A widespread revelation that “Ivy” status doesn’t mean a better education? (Yeah, right.) A nationwide shift toward more liberal discourse, making Wes not seem as crazy-radical and more awesome-radical? Whatever it is, keep it up, Wes.