Exciting news! Today, President Obama nominated Dartmouth’s Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank.
To commemorate this moment, we invite you to remember last year, when Kim was someone else entirely: a rapping spaceman. IvyGate’s Constance Boozer, in March 2011:
There you see Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim — rapping, singing, and dancing, with a little help from auto-tune. Yup, that’s him, in a white, studded leather jacket and spaceman sunglasses, gloves cut-off at the fingertips. And he’s … doing the robot?
We don’t know (and to tell the truth don’t care) who won this year’s Idol competition. All we know is that image of Prez Kim is now burned in our brain, whether we like it or not. So, with all due respect to whoever actually did win, we must declare that it’s Jim Yong Kim, not anyone else, who is our IvyPrez Idol.