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Remembering The Underground Cafe (43 Weeks To Go)

By Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, C’93, and Kiera Reilly, C’93

Looking back at our time at Penn, we are asking classmates to share photos and memories. Little did we know that someone would have a mug that survived from freshman year!

Ruth McIlhenny Gorme sent us this photo of an Underground Cafe mug that she has from our freshman year (the year the cafe opened in High Rise North).

Penn Student Agencies' the Underground Cafe photo by Ruth McIlhenny Gorme

The Underground Cafe mug that Ruth McIlhenny Gorme still has from our freshman year!

Ruth writes:

Since I lived in Harrison House freshman year, I needed to watch Twin Peaks somewhere and this was the place to watch it in the high rises.

That is right – most students did not have a TV in their dorm room, so once it opened, the Underground Cafe became a gathering spot for watching popular television shows.

I worked at Penn Student Agencies which opened the cafe in January, 1990, and I saved this ad from The Daily Pennsylvanian advertising the opening.

Ad from The Daily Pennsylvanian promoting the soon to open the Underground Cafe in High Rise North. Photo by Kiera Reilly.

Ad from The Daily Pennsylvanian promoting the soon to open the Underground Cafe in High Rise North. Photo by Kiera Reilly.

This ad from The DP had the tagline, “Everyone Needs a Reality Shelter.”

Ad for The Underground Cafe appeared in the January 24, 1990, issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian

Ad for The Underground Cafe appeared in the January 24, 1990, issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian

Here is the review of the cafe that appeared in The Daily Pennsylvanian on February 2, 1990:

Underground Cafe Feb headline 1

Underground Cafe review headline 2

byline Lee Shepski in the DP, the Daily Pennsylvanian, February 2, 1990

Review of the opening of The Underground Cafe by Lee Shepski from the February 2, 1990 issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian

Review of the opening of The Underground Cafe from the February 2, 1990 issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian

Did you visit the Underground Cafe? Do you remember watching a favorite TV show or listening to a student band? Let us know in the comments.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of July 14 – 15, 2017, marked 43 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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CUPID Be Still My Heart (44 Weeks To Go)

By Howard Levene, ENG’93, and Kiera Reilly, C’93

We asked classmates to send us photos of their Penn t-shirts from when we were students. And Howard Levene sent t-shirts and many seemed to be from CUPID, so we asked, did he work for CUPID? You surely all remember CUPID – the Center for University of Pennsylvania Identification. It was in the Hutch (Hutchison Gym, adjacent to the Palestra) every year as school started. Here is what Howard shared about CUPID.

CUPID 1990 t-shirt, front view, from Howard Levene, ENG'93, from University of Pennsylvania

CUPID 1990 shirt, front view, from Howard Levene, ENG’93

CUPID 1990 t-shirt, back view, from Howard Levene, ENG'93, from University of Pennsylvania

CUPID 1990 t-shirt, back view, from Howard Levene, ENG’93

Oh, I didn’t just work at CUPID, I was the Assistant Coordinator from March to December 1992.

Sophomore (Fall 90) and Junior year (Fall 91) I was a CUPID worker and got promoted. I’m pretty sure I still have a Spring Fling Security Orange Jacket in the trunk of my car as a side-effect from that.

CUPID was great – you got paid and you could move in a week early and avoid the rush to move into the dorms.  For a person like me who lived locally (Parents in South Jersey) it wasn’t hard to do the move (no shipping, just loading a car trunk), and it was great to avoid the crush of traffic.

It also made so much sense – put all the orientation in one area (Gym membership, Library sign-up, Bike Registration, etc) so students could just walk around in the Palestra.

I may even have a recording of PARIS somewhere in my ancient files….

What do you have in your attic? Share it with us by emailing upenn1993@gmail.com.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of July 7 – 8 2017, marked 44 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. There are alternative hotels. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details.

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Hey Now, Highball! (46 Weeks To Go)

By Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93, and Kiera Reilly, C’93

You never know what treasures you will find when cleaning out the attic, basement, or boxes of things in the back of a closet. As we countdown the weeks to our 25th Penn reunion #93tothe25th, we are encouraging classmates to share photos, memories or mementos of our time at Penn.

Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93, found some items from Penn in her attic. One was the Spring 1990 issue of Highball Magazine, a humor magazine created by Penn students. This issue is the 35th anniversary issue.

The Spring 1990 issue of Highball Magazine at Penn, courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C'93

The Spring 1990 issue of Highball Magazine, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93

Melanie writes:

I was cleaning out my attic and found a few mementos from Penn you might be interested in…my personal favorite, an edition of Highball Magazine with a very interesting page inside.

No, not the masthead…

Masthead page of Highball Magazine's Spring 1990 issue, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C'93

Masthead page of Highball Magazine’s Spring 1990 issue, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93

Perhaps this page?

Page inside Highball Magazine's Spring 1990 issue with Donald Trump, photo by Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C'93

Page inside Highball Magazine’s Spring 1990 issue, photo courtesy of Melanie Hirschfelder Berkowitz, C’93

Melanie says,

I did not write for Highball, and I’m not sure why I kept it, but the Trump thing was too funny not to share.

What do you have in your attic? Share it with us by emailing upenn1993@gmail.com.

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of June 23 – 24, 2017, marked 46 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Join our reunion committee – email Lisa Grabelle at lisagrabelle@yahoo.com.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

Important hotel update! Overwhelming response from our great class has sold out the Downtown Marriott Class of 1993 room block for Saturday night. Here are alternatives if you are planning the Saturday night stay. We recommend booking ASAP! Please see our class website for additional details:

1. Call the Downtown Marriott directly and book by phone under the “UPenn Alumni Weekend 2018” room block for $259/night. Call (800) 320-5744 (for international classmates, call (215) 625-2900)
2. Book the Downtown Marriott on-line but select “Attendee” from the drop-down menu.
3. Book at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel room block which is directly across the street and $279/night.
4. Book at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown room block which is just 2 blocks away and $244/night.

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Our Ivy Stone (50 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

I was on campus in April for the Penn Relays and visited our Ivy Stone placed on the front wall of the Palestra.

The Class of 1993's Ivy Stone on the front wall of the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania

The Class of 1993’s Ivy Stone on the front wall of the Palestra.

If you have not visited campus or the Palestra recently, there is now a nice green park in front of the building, Shoemaker Green.

The Palestra at Penn photo by Kiera Reilly, C'93

The Palestra at dusk

If you look closely, you can see our Ivy Stone in the photo.

Penn Class of 1993 Ivy Stone on the Palestra

Class of 1993 Ivy Stone on the Palestra

We hope many of you can return to campus in May to visit our Ivy Stone in person!

 

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of May 26 – 27, 2017, marked 50 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Where Have We Been? (51 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

The countdown is on for our 25th Penn Reunion (May 11 – 14, 2018)!

With under a year to go until what we plan to be a fantastic weekend on campus reconnecting with classmates and Penn, we look back to the posts we shared so far as we noted the 93 weeks until our reunion starting in August, 2016 – #93tothe25th.

Thank you to the classmates that have contributed to our posts so far:

Aimee Alexander, James Asali, Jackie Einstein Astrof, Amy Chen Aubrecht, Julie Berliner Bell, Karen Grimm Berry, Howard Blecher, Danny Bockvar, Allison Weiss Brady, Marianne Alves Brogdale, Deb Brown, Frank Caccuro, Zach Conen, Emily Culbertson, Martin Dias, Alex Dunne, Amy Korn Duque, Allison Feder Fliegler, Debbie Frank, Josh Frank, Christine Lutton Foster, David Foster, Stephen Golden, Ruth McIlhenny Gorme, Lisa Nass Grabelle, Kysha Harris, Chrissy Bass Hofbeck, Debbie Jaffe, Jennifer Jarrett, Steve Jung, Peggy Hamm Kingsley, Mitchell Kraus, Minal Damani Kundra, Joanna Kwa, Chris Lehmann, Jaci Israel Leit, Howard Levene, Jeff Liebert, Caren Lissner, Paul Luongo, Ken MacFarlane, Brian Newberry, Gene Park, Jef Pollock, Lisa Bardfeld Shapiro, Lincoln Singleton, Justin Sowers, Jenn Spadano-Gasbarro, Allison Davis Talibi, Natalie Cutler Taub, Ebru Ural, Caroline Waxler, Joel Yarbrough, Jessica Zirkel-Rubin

Penn 1993 class flag on Alumni Day at Penn, May 15, 1993.

Penn 1993 class flag on Alumni Day at Penn, May 15, 1993.

93.   93 Reasons Why We Love Penn

92.   Memories of Penn Reunions

91.   Remembering Campus with Photo Prints

90.   Before There Was Facebook There was the Freshman Record

89.   The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same: The Real Le Anh and Beijing

88.   We Were Merely Freshmen…

87.   Scenes From Freshman Move-In

86.   New Student Week

85.   Tuition Then and Now

84.   Freshman Move-In 2016

83.   Freshman Move-In 1989

82.   The 1992 Election

81.   The Class Schedule and Drop/Add

80.   Mid-Terms, Finals and Blue Books

79.   Homecoming Freshman Year and Missing Tiger Heads

78.   Giving Tuesday and the Class of 1993 Giving to Penn

77.   Freshman Dorms in 1989

76.   Thankful for the Red and the Blue

75.   Penn Planners

74.   Last 250th Anniversary Event – Winter Festival on the Green

73.   Snow at Penn

72.   Day Trippin’ to NYC

71.   Gov. Mario Cuomo Speaks at Penn

70.   Grades in the Mail

69.   A “Billion for Ben” Bag Survives

68.   A Plethora of Performing Arts

67.   Course Registration

66.   Happy 90th Birthday Palestra

65.   The Class of 1993’s Annual Community Service Day at the Netter Center

64.   The Class of 1993’s Community Service Project in NYC

63.   Party at Penn

62.   Welcome to PARIS!

61.   Reflections on “Protesting”

60.   Spring Fling Concerts

59.   Student Bands at Fling

58.   The DP Joke Issue

57.   Hey Deja Vu

56.   Friendships Formed in the Quad

55.   A Huge Penn Banner

54.   Tickets From Penn

53.   Penn 1993 Celebrates Hey Day

52.   Class of 1993 – One Year Until We Celebrate

Penn Class of 1993 25th Reunion Countdown

The weekend of May 19 – 20, 2017, marked 51 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 14, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Party at Penn! (63 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93

It’s already April, and we’re still behind in our weekly posts. Maybe that’s because we’ve been partying too much. When we were on campus, paper invites were the way that you were invited or gained admittance to fraternity or off-campus parties.

I found several party invitations from freshman year in my scrapbook. There’s a mix of frats and off-campus. I love how the off-campus house party notes that they’re near Lee’s Hoagie House – remember them?

Do you have invitations from parties at Penn? Or were you in a frat or an off-campus house that hosted parties?

Invitation to an Alpha Chi Rho fraternity party in December, 1990 at Penn

Invitation to an Alpha Chi Rho fraternity party in December, 1989

Invitation to Saint Anthony Hall fraternity party in February 1990 at Penn

Saint A’s hosted a Mardi Gra (not Gras?) Party in February, 1990

Off-campus party invitation for Halloween 1989 at the University of Pennsylvania

Off-campus party invite! Note the Lee’s Hoagie House logo in the lower left corner.

AEPi's Hollywood party invite in April, 1990 at Penn

AEPi’s Hollywood party invite in April, 1990

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

February 24-25, 2017, marked 63 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! 

Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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Course Registration (67 Weeks To Go)

By Kiera Reilly, C’93, and  Allison Feder Fliegler, C’93, L’99

We’re still catching up with our weekly countdown to our 25th reunion with another #93tothe25th post. The weekend of January 27-28th marked 67 weeks to go until our reunion, and for this august week we look back at Course Registration books! I know, exciting!  Thank you to Allison Feder Fliegler, C’93, L’99, who shared these photos with us and instantly brought back memories of pouring over these schedules and attempting to create the perfect class schedule.

University of Pennsylvania Course Registration 1989 - 1990 courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler

University of Pennsylvania Course Registration 1989 – 1990 courtesy of Allison Feder Fliegler

Remember that font for “Penn” and “University of Pennsylvania”?

This book was a great flashback – the course registration book with PARIS!

Spring 1990 Course Timetable - with PARIS! University of Pennsylvania

Spring 1990 Course Timetable – with PARIS!

The phone graphic is the best: “NEW REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE.”

Well, what was inside this book? How to register for courses.

Course Registration scheduling instructions at University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

The scheduling procedure

How to use advance registration – if you you can see, based on the number on your Penn I.D. (your social security number most likely), you were assigned a date to call for registration, so the system could handle the call volume.

Advance registration instructions University of Pennsylvania course registration Spring term 1990

Advance registration instructions

There were instructions how to drop classes too.

University of Pennsylvania course registration spring 1990

How to request, adjust or drop courses using PARIS.

Table of Contents University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990 Course Registration

The Table of Contents

Remember the numbering for the classes – the 400 classes were for graduate and undergraduates.

Course descriptions University of Pennsylvania spring 1990 course registration

Key to course descriptions

A listing of the seminar courses.

Seminar courses University of Pennsylvania course catalog Spring 1990

Listing of seminar courses

The listing of all the course times – oh how I remember pouring over these trying to select the best ones (i.e. not at 8am at DRL).

Class times course register for University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

Class times

Description of classes University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990 course registration

Descrption of classes

There were also ads in this book too.

Ads in Course Registration book University of Pennsylvania Spring 1990

New Deck Tavern – and it is still on campus!

Ads in Spring 1990 Course Registration book University of Pennsylvania

Le Bus!! Sadly, no longer on campus.

Do you remember registering for classes? Do you remember PARIS? Share a memory with us below!

Penn Class of 1993 Reunion Countdown

January 27 – 28, 2017, marked 67 weeks until the 25th Reunion of the Penn Class of 1993 (May 11 – 13, 2018)! Join us we count down the weeks to our reunion #93tothe25th:

  • Do you have old photos or mementos from our time at Penn? Photos of Spring Fling? Football at Franklin Field? Classes at DRL? We are taking a trip down memory lane and would love for you to share your memories with our class in a future post. Please email us upenn1993@gmail.com!
  • Follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Classmates are invited to join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

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