It’s Hell Week! Starting on Monday, IvyGate will be devoting its bloggy energies and quasi-journalistic faculties to the Ivy League’s not-so-secret culture of hazing. It’s going to be (as they say) a haze fest.
So get excited for that. In the meantime, we’re especially hungry for hot tips—from you!—on hazing (of course), Greek malfeasance (for example), and any other dirt you might have on the most ambitious young people in the world treating their peers terribly.
Do you have any incriminating emails, pictures, or videos (or some hell-forsaken artifacts we’re not aware of)? Send them to us! There’s two ways to get in touch with IvyGate:
1) Email us. Easy. Anonymity guaranteed, but you knew that already.
2) Or call us! In honor of Gawker circa 2008, IvyGate now has a tip-line. Check it: (917) 830-7IVY — i.e., (917) 830-7489. It’s a Google Voice number that’ll go straight to voicemail. Dial *67 before calling to obscure your phone number.
This should be fun.
When I took over this blog almost exactly one year ago, I crossed my twisted little fingers that I’d have all kinds of Internet adventures at the helm of this little lawsuit machine. Dreams do come true!
Within a year’s time, I became the subject of many colorful reader comments, cannon fodder for conservative pundits, and the heartthrob of many a lady first years’ dreams. (I made that last one up. Tell me otherwise in the comments pls!) But it’s been a blast. I love this little blog deep down in the depths of my dark little heart and will miss jeering unabashedly at this ridiculous League we like to call home.
So meet Dan and Alex. You all know them already, and some of you have diverted your heartthrob-envy that way. Dan recently competed on College Jeopardy. (Set those TiVo’s for February 4!) Alex was born in England, has no accent, but is an excellent singer. (I’ve never heard him sing, but he has that sort Damn-I’m-Good-At-Stuff attitude so he can probably croon.)
Over a recent night of ruckus emeritus with the IvyGate clan, I tipped my hat to their recent work and dubbed these two co-editors. So here goes nothing.
If you miss me, I’ll still be blogging bits of obscurity here. And less obscurely here.
As many have noticed, IvyGate is long overdue for regime change. (To the group of enraged Princetonians who launched an organized attack on my Facebook page: Touche.) You’d be surprised how hard it is to get someone to take over your crazy little lawsuit-magnet of a blog! Luckily, one brave and valiant soul is stepping up to the task, effective immediately. Readers, meet Adam Clark Estes, a spring semester post-thesis senior (read: Lots of time for blogging!) at Harvard (read: Insufferable in all the right ways.) He will be your new benevolent dictator, and some of the old staff will stick around, too. I’m off to the greener pastures of gainful employment but will probably lurk around in emeritus status ad infinitum, because otherwise, who would you complain about?
Interested in joining our storied ranks? Think you could do better? Got a red-hot, burns-when-you-pee tip? Drop us a line and you, too, can be part of the IvyGate 3.0 revival. Don’t worry, we won’t actually blow you up.