While We Were Out, Part I: We Were Not Fired By Jared Kushner (Yet)

kushnerNow that we’re back for summertime fun, it seems like a good time to catch up on all the things we missed while seeing Star Trek 79 times. This is a first in a multi-part series making up for lost time. It will continue through the next few weeks or until Jared Kushner fires all of us, whichever comes first.

It’s inevitable really. With the death of print imminent–and more importantly, a $3.2 million apartment that one can’t not buy–the Harvard silver-spoon legacy and New York Observer publisher has been on a pink slip rampage. At the start of May, the Observer‘s cleaning lady got the boot. Then just over a week ago, a significant portion of the writing staff was axed. Amongst the casualties are former Gawker editor and Penn alum Doree Shafrir and Princeton eating club investigator and popular guy Spencer Morgan. But Jared Kushner’s thirst for blood was not yet quenched. So last Thursday, he acquired the daily e-newsletter (and money vacuum) Very Short List and fired everyone there.

As for those who got the boot, you would think that Kushner with all his riches would be able to generously compensate his former employees. However, they’re reportedly just getting the standard minimum of one week of severance pay per year of service. And that’s because Jared Kushner has already pledged his massive wealth to those who are truly needy: Harvard students looking for loans.

Meet Your IvyGate Summer Editors

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New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits. Chinese food makes me sick. And I think it’s fly when IvyGate editors stop by for the summer, for the summer…

The post-spring semester break is over, and IvyGate is back, starting now.

The schools may be in summer break, but the elitism is perennial and so we’re here to make sure it is all chronicled. So now, here are the people who will be bringing you all the latest developments in prestige over the next seven weeks:

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