Occupy Us!


This feels strange. Like being the weird, paunchy alumni who show up at a kegger making outdated cultural references (see headline) and trying to strike up conversations about classes that have long since been discontinued. So we’ll keep this brief.

Your fearless editor-in-chief Peter Finocchiaro is moving on to even greener pastures, which means our annual-or-so hunt for new talent is on. We’re looking for the usual things: hyper-competence, devilishness, good judgment (!), and some reportorial chops. Running IvyGate is actually a lot of work, but it is equally a lot of fun.

If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, hit us up at ivygate@gmail.com.  Rewards include glory, occasional beers with business/tech guru Zach Ozer, access to the IvyGate Inbox of Wonders™, and the prospect of someday being paid to produce words when you get hired at a respectable publication, if those still exist.

Though principally a blight on humanity, IvyGate has also proved a weirdly effective pipeline into Manhattan media employment, with our alumni now at Gawker, The Atlantic Wire, The New York Observer, The New Republic, Salon, HuffPo, Slate, Newsweek, and elsewhere.

So let us know. This post will stay sticky at the top of the site over winter break, but do look for occasional posts from Wilfred Chan and others below. Best of luck with cheating on your exams. And we’ll, uh, just let ourselves out.

—Chris and Nick

11 Responses to “Occupy Us!”

  1. boomshakalaka Says:

    This was the funniest IvyGate has been in quite some time!

  2. Anon Says:

    This site is sooo over. They comments and news are from like 2009.

  3. Ifbresdk Says:

    This is a possibly stupid question, but: do you have to attend or have attended an Ivy League school to write for IvyGate?

    I will say that, for the past four years or so, I’ve read this site rather religiously and have always wanted to contribute but was afraid to ask because, well, such a precedent, if not actually expressed, is easily formulated by a few quick Google searches of the extended masthead.

    Then again, I’m not sure if IvyGate would want to answer that question in the affirmative, because then you would be a blog that would rather have an Ivy-educated author who (not your fault, I admit) plagiarizes others, rather than a decent writer who, you know, doesn’t plagiarize. But I’m uncertain how you would word a negative response.

    I’ve always considered IvyGate(blog.com) less a gossip sheet and more a running tally on the class antagonisms evident in all of higher education but concentrated especially in at least four of Ivy League’s member schools.

    I’m leaving this as a comment because I’d embarrass myself via email, to which I’d feel obligated to attach a name, so please respond, if you’re still looking for “talent”. I am very willing to blog! But as an outsider, if not—I hope—a hanger-on.

    Anonymous Blog Commenter Person

  4. Nick Summers Says:


  5. Anon Says:

    This site has too many viruses.

  6. Matt Says:

    Occupy Princeton vs Goldman

  7. IvyPride Says:

    Anonymous Blog Commenter Person

    Apparently Nick is so desperate for writers that …..In any case, I think all you need to do is “pretend” that you are Ivy-educated, but please….if you are going to commit such sacrilege write like if you were from Cornell….Let’s not taint the reputation of the rest of the Ivies.

  8. Cornellhub Says:

    Well, IvyGate is over. Why not try Cornell Hub? 

    Welcome to students from all Ivies.

  9. Cornell '12 Says:

    Don’t let them troll, man.

  10. The Syrup Trap Says:

    Been a big fan ever since I came here and thought twice about accepting that Columbia offer. Hope you guys find someone!

  11. anon Says:

    is this still a thing?

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