Fox takes names
Written by Bwog Staff
For those of you wondering how Speakergate ’07 played out, Chris Szabla took these notes under his blue gown during the speeches.
First, Fox called out a Spec quotee:
“Matthew Fox singled out Julia Kite for saying that she didn’t know who Fox was, and Prezbo followed with ‘Julia, I didn’t know who he was either,’ adding, ‘Don’t worry, he’s gone now.'”
And then things got political:
“When Quigley introduced Prezbo as being ‘farsighted with regard to the spatial planning needs of the university’ or something, people understood it as a reference to Manhattanville and started booing. Conversely, there were seemingly cheers whenever OMA was mentioned.”
And Quigley made a charming chronological faux pas:
“Also, Quigley called us ‘toddlers of the early 80s,’ (though most of us were born from 1984-6) then chatter ensued, at which point he looked up, thought a moment, and just continued. Recycled speech?”
Spec takes a more measured approach here.
UPDATE, 9:15 PM: In a surprising upset, SEAS Class Day speaker Santiago Calatrava disappointed. By one account, his accent was positively Havelesque, and the speech (“one long drone about public service”) dropped the phrase “challenges of engineering” about 10 times.
Also, the SEAS senior fund claims about 100% participation. CC got 83%. HOW DO THEY DO IT?
In other news, everyone’s favorite gay-basher just died.