This week, Vox caught up with students to ask them what they thought about the demands of the Plan A Hoyas campaign.
Posts Tagged “Videos”
Mar 05 2010
Mar 03 2010
We’ve seen the considerable talents of Georgetown students immortalized in video before: from Ben Shaw and Matt Appenfeller’s powers of satire and pulling off fake mustaches to Arman Ismail’s Joker impression to Jon Deutsch’s Georgetown Forever. But this year at Tufts University, video-literate potential students get to submit their masterpieces as part of their admissions packet.
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin told the New York Times that he had the idea to let students supplement their admissions essays with videos when he was watching a particularly good YouTube video.
“I thought, ‘If this kid applied to Tufts, I’d admit him in a minute, without anything else,’ ” he said.
Tufts put the word out that applicants could include a one-minute video that “says something about you” (in addition to their answers to some rather outre admissions questions, like, “Are we alone?” and “Create something out of a piece of paper”), and now, over 1,000 out of the 15,000 applicants to Tufts have included videos.
NYT highlighted some of the best. There’s Betty Quinn’s awesome stop-motion video, shown above, Amelia Downs’s Math Dance, Michale Klinker’s demonstration of the remote-controlled, flying version of “Jumbo the Elephant,” Tufts’s mascot, and Shelby Listokin’s rap through a wired-shut mouth.
Quinn’s and Klinker’s videos especially are great examples of how video allows applicants to show off talents that they couldn’t, necessarily, in an essay.
Vox thinks this is a delightful idea—and a way better use of YouTube to enhance a university than the horribly hard-to-watch “Why I Chose Yale.”
Feb 22 2010
“He’s got the most shit in there … he’s got the warmest shit … and he’s got a fuckin’ ice table,” quoth a drunk student at a Village A rooftop party, where GUSA executive candidates Arman Ismail (COL’11) and Tucker Stafford (COL ’12) seem to have filmed most of their second campaign video.
In a message from the “Arman Ismail and Tucker Stafford for GUSA 2010″ Facebook group, Stafford explained, “This is a new short vid shot just to keep the good times rolling and to remind everyone to keep spreading the word as elections are on this Tuesday Feb 23rd!”
And to remind everyone to “vote for the big sexy,” of course.
In case you missed it when we added it on to our post about Ismail and Stafford’s first video, GUSA alum Matt Stoller (COL ’08) also tipped us off to the existence of a video of Ismail doing a delightful impression of Heath Ledger’s Joker.
Feb 22 2010
To break-up a very GUSA-heavy day, Vox has a video for all you folks who don’t give a hoot about the Georgetown University Student Association or their elections.
If you even bother to open the e-mail with the your ballot in it tomorrow—or if you don’t care to rank anyone else after the candidate you want to elect—we’re guessing this is who you’ll vote for.
Feb 22 2010
A little late out of the gate, President Calen Angert (MSB ’11) and Vice President Jason Kluger (MSB ’11), who are running for reelection in Tuesday’s Georgetown University Student Association for President and VP, have posted their campaign video.
Their video, complete with outtakes, features “Eye of the Tiger,” slap fights, role playing, an endorsement by two men’s basketball players (they’re getting real political this season, aren’t they?) and no rap. Enjoy!
Feb 17 2010
Arman Ismail (COL ‘11) and Tucker Stafford’s (COL ‘12) aren’t the only GUSA candidates with a seriously entertaining campaign video—candidates Matt Wagner (SFS ’11) and Emmanuel Hampton (COL ’11) have been busy too. And yeah, theirs is a rap.
Complete with backup dancers, abrupt cutaways around campus, and an awkwardly jiving Wagner, “Damn it Feels Good to be a Hoya” video pretty much made our day. We’re not going to say much else—just that we’re pleasantly surprised by the video quality.
Feb 16 2010
If GUSA presidential election season were like the Christmas season—and it’s not—GUSA candidate surveys would be like family togetherness, and GUSA campaign videos would be like presents. The former are nice, the latter, delightful.
Nothing will ever meet the awesomeness of former GUSA executives Ben Shaw (COL ’08) and Matt Appenfeller’s (COL ’08) “Vote in a Box” video or the goofiness of David Dietz (COL ‘10) and Tyler Stone’s (COL ‘09) “GEORGET OWN IT“, but we’re amused nonetheless by Arman Ismail (COL ’11) and Tucker Stafford’s (COL ’12) “Believe 2010.” Vox hopes there are more videos to come.
BONUS VIDEO: Presidential candidate Arman Ismail does an impression of Heath Ledger’s Joker. Thanks to Matt Stoller (COL ’08).
Feb 13 2010
While the kids at JHU assumed Hitler would be outraged by the cancellation of classes, the Georgetown version—created by Vox‘s favorite Tweeter, King Georgetown—takes the meme a different direction, showing the Fuhrer’s response to Provost James O’Donnell’s decision to hold classes on President’s Day:
Feb 03 2010
Behold, the confusingly goofy trailer for Darnall: The Sitcom, a new GUTV show that’s premiering on February 16. Bland but enticing, the trailer is a puzzling string of clips in which students allude to roommate troubles, killer elevators, and how awful it is to be in the basement of Darnall.
Luckily, GUTV’s Programming Director Richard Rinaldi (MSB ’12), who is also the show’s executive producer, enlightened Vox about the show. His e-mail description is pretty delightful, so we’ll just let it speak for itself:
We’re nowhere near as excited we are for the reality show in production about Georgetown Cupcake, but nonetheless, we’re intrigued. The show is co-produced by Dunja Panic and sophomore Chris Cronbaugh. Megan Acheampong, a Darnall resident, is the creator and head writer, and Rinaldi and freshman Bobby Kaminski are also on the writing team.
“Darnall will premiere at 8 pm on February 16, 2010 in Sellinger Lounge and air on GUTV (RCN channel 60),” Rinaldi wrote, having said, “We at GUTV are really excited about it.”
Dec 28 2009
If you thought Michael Scott’s “Lazy Scranton” was painful, just wait ’til you see “MBA McDonalds.” An MBA website discovered this gem, which some Georgetown students produced in 2006 about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and posted it on this year’s Christmas Day as a kind of present.
Via MBAs Portal