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Deantini: It’s Official

A month ago, the Dean announced on Bwog that the winner of our nicknaming contest would win lunch with him, and a place at an unveiling ceremony bearing his new epithet. Yesterday, Columbia’s most powerful brand mogul, Ivan Duschatzky, SEAS ’13, joined Dean Valentini for Milano (chicken parm for Ivan, grilled chicken for the Dean). Bwog caught up with Ivan after the luncheon:

What were you thinking going into the lunch? Free food.

What was your impression of Deantini before/during/after? Frankly, I was pretty indifferent towards him initially, especially because I’m in SEAS. After meeting him, however, I realized he was a genuine, down-to-earth guy who really cares about the students and school. Sometimes I forget that there are faculty members here who want the best for us, and he seems sincerely invested in us. I left with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside that I hope stays with me forever.

Will you be referring to him as Deantini from here on out? I will forever remember Deantini.

Any special moments? When Deantini told me he could not handle drinking Bwog’s own Deantini drink, I was surprised, since he looks like a real party animal.

Photography by Ravi Bhalla of the Columbia Photography Association

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28 Comments

  • Those last three pictures says:

    @Those last three pictures absolute gold.

    1. I wonder says:

      @I wonder how different this would have been if VaJJ was the winner.

      1. At least says:

        @At least we know what one of the bwog trollers looks like.

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous That is the expression of somebody who Reddits, at lot, and has finally got their chance at fame, and has ruined it.

  • thats nice, deantini... says:

    @thats nice, deantini... now are you going to accept me for internal transfer into columbia college of not?

    age: 22
    sats: 770/800
    current gpa: 3.76
    school: General Studies

    1. ryan says:

      @ryan no one gives a fuck about your sats

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Go back to the slums.

  • Grecia says:

    @Grecia good for you, ivan

    1. ivan says:

      @ivan damn it grecia, i hate you

    2. if Anna Katz owns a cat says:

      @if Anna Katz owns a cat does grecia barboza own a baboon?

    3. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous heyyyy guys why is Grecia so (in)famous????

      1. Anon says:

        @Anon Because of her eye makeup…

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Why are you posting this on Bwog?

    1. Uhh, again says:

      @Uhh, again This was supposed to be in response to the student trying to transfer

  • Luv u says:

    @Luv u He is sexy….and deantini is potent….got it…

  • yessss says:

    @yessss LOVE me some Deantini!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Awesome photos Ravi!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous i think its hilarious that a seas student eventually won this contest.

  • that SEAS kid.... says:

    @that SEAS kid.... is a douche. also, great pictures.

  • Bee says:

    @Bee Aww Ivan is actually really nice!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Ivan you are a beast

    1. lol says:

      @lol it must be all that chest hair

  • aw says:

    @aw ivans really cool

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous All administrators should be required to pose for their official portraits while eating a sandwich

  • ivan says:

    @ivan creeps on freshmen girls

    1. freshman girl says:

      @freshman girl so true.

  • Sweaty Pie says:

    @Sweaty Pie We shudda called him Dean Martin!

    :)

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