Posted by Michelle Nguyen on October 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm
For those about to graduate with an English degree and pondering the eternal question of “What do I do?” the Wall Street Journal has two words for you: Fret not!
Admittedly, the job prospect is certainly not rosy for college grads in general. The Atlantic reported in April that 53% of recent college grads in America are either unemployed, or taking jobs that do not require a Bachelor degree. That’s not all. Those graduated with a science or technology degree are “much less likely” to face this fate than their arts and humanities counterparts.
However, all is not lost for those who have a way with words. Last week in the Wall Street Journal, Michael Malone pointed out a path for English majors to escape “irrelevancy” (and unemployment): Join Silicon Valley’s tech businesses. Quoting Steve Jobs and Santosh Jayaram, the latter being a Google & Twitter veteran, Malone highlights how crucial storytelling is to the construction and success of a tech product.
“Almost anything you can imagine you can now build, said Santosh, so the battleground in business has shifted from engineering, which everybody can do, to storytelling, for which many fewer people have real talent,” according to Jayaram. “That’s why I want to meet your English majors.”
Malone concludes that the “edge” in this century of technology will belong to institutions that recognize the importance of metaphor, imagination, storytelling, and English majors, with Jobs’s Apple being the prime example. Graduates from the English department should either provide the supply for this demand, or “continue to wither away.”
Posted by Mariel Sena on January 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Unless you have been living under a rock, are Amish, or were raised by wolves, you must be aware of the phenomenon that is Twitter and how it is taking the world by storm. Everyone from professional athletes to to acne-covered tweens is tweeting, but there is one particular account that caught our eye at the Voice.
The account name is “Harvard Hoochies” and the bio reads that the account holder(s) are “BU biddies, hooching and husband hunting at Harvard Final Clubs. We ward off RUHGs (random ugly Harvard girls)…frequently.”
One gem of a post reads, “when you slip a final club man your number, make sure it’s not on a piece of historical paper with their founders’ story#oopsydaisies” while another boasts, “Owl, ad, fly… All conquered last night”.
BU Biddies talking after a successful night of Final Club raging...
To follow the BU biddies on their search for love, money, and men, simply visit https://twitter.com/harvardhoochies and let the amusement begin!
Posted by Kathleen French on September 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm
In the recent wake of a heightened number of LGBT teen related suicides, 50 Cent let loose this little gem on his twitter.
Grammar errors aside (NO I’M SORRY IT’S YOU’RE), people in the public eye never seem to learn that if they harbor discriminatory feelings to perhaps not broadcast them to the entire world. This, of course, is to be said after the fact that it’s a shame he thinks in such a way regardless. For an actual effective project being done to combat the problem of suicides within marginalized communities, Dan Savage, a noted American author, has started a YouTube phenomenon called the It Gets Better Project.
Hey Fiddy, weren’t you shot nine times? One would think you would place a higher value on living. The world would, in fact, be a better place without comments such as yours.
As an aside…25 is a very arbitrary number. Were you up to something before 25 50 Cent? #doseofyourownmeds
Posted by Kathleen French on December 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm
So, hypothetically speaking if we were to have a Twitter and follow certain celebrities and odd things popped up about Harvard on our feeds (is that what they’re even called, we don’t know, we’re being hypothetical), then we would have an obligation to report that, no?
Well, last night…or according to Twitter, 17 hours ago, Lindsay Lohan (may sobriety be with her) sent out a tweet to rumored girlfriend Samantha Ronson that reads, “@samantharonson http://twitpic.com/ribsm – yes, harvard dorm room :)” the picture is below. If anyone can identify if this is in fact a Harvard dorm room and who is holding Ms. Parent Trap hostage, let us know. We want an interview. And free samples of whatever she’s hustlin’.
P.S. Further investigation into the comments on said picture have a reply from Ms. Lohan herself that apparently verifies she took this in a Harvard dorm room. Lindsay if you’re here: hit us up.