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Championships: Ellie Arroway vs. Tony Stark

This is it, folks. The finals are here, and it’s MIT vs. MIT. Who will take home the top prize? To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would most successfully guide others to greatness and why?

MIT-Cornell Fictional Alumni Face-Off final round

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the MIT Facebook page
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Ellie Arroway and Tony Stark.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

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Semifinals, Week 14: Charles Foster Kane vs. Tony Stark

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would make the best professor or guest lecturer—and why?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Charles Foster Kane and Tony Stark.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

Semifinals, Week 13: Sideshow Mel vs. Ellie Arroway

Round three has begun! Note the new question you must respond to in order to vote.

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would make the best professor or guest lecturer—and why?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Sideshow Mel and Ellie Arroway.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

Quarterfinals, Week 12: Charles Foster Kane vs. Sue Storm

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would make the best housemate—and why?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

This week’s judge: Columbia University Alumni Association. Twitter: @ColumbiaAlumniA.

MIT-Cornell Fictional Alumni Face-Off Week 12
Need some inspiration? Learn more about Charles Foster Kane and Sue Storm.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

Quarterfinals, Week 11: Tony Stark vs. David Levinson

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would make the best housemate—and why?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

This week’s judge: Princeton University Alumni Association. Twitter: @princetonalumni.

MIT-Cornell Fictional Alumni Face-Off

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Tony Stark and David Levinson.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

Aliens Trump Underachievement

The match-up between Andy Bernard and Ellie Arroway proved to be a spirited one, but when it was over, Cornell’s top dog had been alienated from the competition by the ET-encountering scientist from MIT.

Ellie Arroway from Contact.

This week’s votes saw no shortage of discussion about typical housemate concerns:

  • Can one anger management course cure volatility?
  • How do you regard alien houseguests?
  • Does a sweet a cappella voice boost your street cred?
  • Are food words ever acceptable nicknames?

It came down to substance of character, work habits, and the promise of great conversation, and MIT recovered from its shocking loss last week to win over the judges up the river and deal Cornell a big upset.

Say the Harvard judges:

“Clearly, MIT and Cornell alumni have done their due diligence in considering all the arguments for and against Andy and Ellie. Andy’s visiting a cappella singing pals would encourage any roommate to look for intelligent life outside the home. However, Ellie does appear to be prepared to administer a terrifying and thorough probing of your personal spaces.

“We at the Harvard Alumni Association tend to agree with the MIT critics: Andy’s insecurities, sarcasm, neediness, volatility, and underwhelming career choice (especially given his excellent academic credentials) make him the lesser candidate. Ellie all the way! Who could say no to a passionate, workaholic innovator, who is clean and tidy, whom you will only see when she steps away from her work to enjoy a cocktail and some out-of-this-world conversation?”

Here are some of the noteworthy MIT votes, as selected by the Harvard judges:

“If Andy was your housemate, he would bring over annoying a cappella singing friends to rehearse. If Ellie was your housemate, she would bring over the first ALIEN SPECIES that the human race has ever had contact with!!! Yeah, sorry, aliens are just a tad more cool and interesting…” —Christian

“Ellie would be so busy working you wouldn’t even notice her, it would be like having your own place. Andy however would always be around annoying you and wanting to be your best friend, naming you “Lasagna” just because you had it for dinner the first night you moved in…. how annoying would that be?!?” —Linda

“I think that Ellie would bring home the best new toys to play with. Alien wormhole generators, new computers, new alloys, even the clothes are stylin’.” —Joe

“Want someone to figure out how to chill a beer in 5 seconds? Ellie. Want someone that may have trouble opening a beer? Andy. Ellie, best housemate, ever!” —Dennis

“Ellie can also talk from experience about the great mysteries of the universe. What a dinner conversation!” —Dan

“If I wanted a snarky, videogame playing, tantrum throwing roommate, I could just go look for any idiot off Craigslist.” —Bob

“Let’s see, live with a person that sells paper in Scranton, PA, or someone that travels the world, and the universe. That’s easy Ellie. I’d have the house to myself most of the time, and when she does come back, the stories she’ll have. Ellie, it’s an easy choice!” —the Alchemist

“Which would you rather tell people: My roommate is an astronomer from MIT involved in the construction of a space travel device vs. I live with a middle aged guy who works for a Scranton paper company who can’t stop talking about how he went to Cornell?” —Dean

“Andy would give you annoying nicknames like big tuna and refer to himself in 3rd person as nard-dawg.” —Funkadelicaa

Of course, Cornellians are ardent supporters of Bernard, and the judges found many of their votes compelling:

“Bernard looks far more friendly and welcoming. Arroway looks prepared to administer a deep cavity search, what with the gloves and flashlight and all.” —Jack

“He’s also musical, so you needn’t waste time or money going to a concert, just have Andy sing a cappella or play an instrument for you.” —Brittany

“What if the aliens came back and mistook you for Ellie? (who knows if aliens can tell humans apart)—I don’t think I’d sleep well with her as a roommate. Andy would probably wake you up with a song—a much better way to wake up than alien abduction.” —Kristin

“Here comes treble!!! Andy’s smooth singing would fill the house with Christmas cheer.” —eeljm

Check back next Monday, Dec. 12, for the third quarterfinal match-up in a battle of the world-savers: Tony Stark vs. David Levinson. They might both be from MIT, but this is a good time for Cornell to think strategically for later rounds of the tournament. 

Quarterfinals, Week 10: Andy Bernard vs. Ellie Arroway

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would make the best housemate—and why?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

This week’s judge: Harvard University Alumni Association. Twitter: @HarvardAlumni.

MIT-Cornell Fictional Alumni Face-Off

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Andy Bernard and Ellie Arroway.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

Quarterfinals, Week 9: Sideshow Mel vs. Lex Luthor

Round 2 has begun! To keep things interesting, we’ve implemented a few changes.

1) There is a different question to respond to in order to vote. This question will also be changed for the semifinal and final rounds.

2) Voting now ends at noon on Friday.

3) And so you know the judging is fair, our colleagues from other Ivy Plus (the Ivy League plus MIT and Stanford) alumni associations will be judging.

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, would make the best housemate—and why?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

This week’s judge: the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association. Twitter: @pennalumni.

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Sideshow Mel and Lex Luthor.

As before, judges will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining they find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at noon ET.

Week 7: Charles Foster Kane vs. Sam Beckett

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, has the potential to offer the greatest contribution(s) to society?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Charles Foster Kane and Sam Beckett.

Representatives from the Cornell and MIT Alumni Associations will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining we find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Week 6: Mitchell Pritchett vs. David Levinson

To vote, simply answer the following question:

Which person, if real, has the potential to offer the greatest contribution(s) to society?

Cast your vote three ways:

  • Submit your answer in the comments of this post
  • Respond via the Cornell or MIT Facebook pages
  • Tweet using the hashtag #MITCU

Need some inspiration? Learn more about Mitchell Pritchett and David Levinson.

Representatives from the Cornell and MIT Alumni Associations will be looking for posts that are clever, witty, absurd, and downright ridiculous. The more entertaining we find your comment to be, the more likely it will tip the scale in favor of your alma mater. Voting ends each Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET.

  • Congrats, Tony Stark!

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  • What's at stake?
    The winning school will take ownership of the soon-to-be-constructed Social Media Cup trophy.

    The losing school will be forced to produce a video that pays homage to both the tournament winner and his or her alma mater and promote the video on their own Facebook page.

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