Great News For Any Socially Awkward And/Or Busy And Important Chicago B-School Students


If social issues, a punishing course load or sheer laziness prevent you from getting out there and mixing it up with members of the same or opposite sex, a new site by U of Chicago students is here to help.

Being of the mind that Chicago's campus has been "socially repressed for a long time," UCH's founders wanted to create a place that would "spice things up" by "hooking students up with other students for casual sexual encounters." So far the reviews have ranged from "I think it's a great idea" to "This is not for me- I could do a lot better."

Kimberley Wright thinks the site is "a lot of fun" and while she says she won't use it herself, have friends who have. Jon Clindaniel expects UChicagoHookups will be good for the "stuffy academic oasis," and likes that it "allows people to feel free to hook up on their own time and unwind." As one only needs a U of C email address to get in, this thing is open not only tomorrow's Nobel Prize winners but but faculty and alums alike, including Myron Scholes, Cliff Asness, Jon Corzine, John Meriweather, George Shultz, and Pete Peterson. Give it a whirl.

UofC Students Launch 'Hook Ups' Site [CBS]


Real World, B-School: The Casting Special

Today we introduce you to the all-stars of my MBA program and yours. We seek only the top tier of characters that can singularly steal the show (and maybe $1.2 billion dollars in segregated customer funds on the side). The Questions Guy

 - The guy that everyone loves to hate. In any setting -- be it the classroom, company-sponsored information session, or networking circle -- The Questions Guy always has something to say. And while it technically always ends with a question mark, we understand the sentence to have the primary purpose of demonstrating some deeper knowledge of the material at hand. Sometimes these “questions” are insightful; however most times, we blame him for wasting classroom time, stealing our thunder, or dumbing everyone down with his trifling. We envy the fact that he’s clearly getting his money’s worth of his tuition … and ours. The Open Mouth Learner - Formerly some kind of nonprofit hero, the Open Mouth Learner’s jaw dropped with his first exposure to supply/demand curves, and he has remained captivated ever since. He brings up his non-traditional background at every opportunity, even if totally irrelevant to the conversation at hand. Professionally, he drops the phrase “non-traditional background” assertively in introductions, in order to ask questions in finance networking circles. At school, he drops the phrase defensively, in order to shirk the number-crunching parts of group assignments. The Open Mouth Learner is quietly both ashamed and proud of the fact that he has gotten through life this far without ever learning fractions.