IDK, man. I like my corporate buses all black and sharp-edged.
So what’s up what’s up with this? Check out the text up front – “friendly?”
(I prefer planes)
“Now, a scathing expose in Forbes by Katia Savchuk is highlighting the plight of AAU’s grads. In her article, Ms. Savchuk describes the 86-year-old for-profit institution as little more than a masterful scam, which sinks prospective arts students into debt and leaves them with few job options and little career guidance. And with federal loans paying lots of the bills, the school’s founders aren’t too concerned about graduates’ ability to pay back their hulking loans.”
As seen in GGP, rather far afield from any Academy of Art locations I’m aware of:
(As opposed to Country Knights?)
Bonus: What would you call the cheerleaders? ANSWER: The KnightinGals? That’s one possibility.
All right, let’s see here, let’s say I’m a Fire Inspector at, IDK, the SFFD Inspection Section of the Bureau of Fire Prevention and I’m a union member and I’m a breeder, with chil’rens, expensive ones, not-so-bright kids with so-so high school grades.
Now wouldn’t it just be a dream come true to enter my teens into the Great AoA Fire Union Scholarship Raffle? I hope I win, I hope I win!
And oh, what’s this, my job is to make judgment calls when I inspect Yet Another AoA Building? Mmmmm…
Are these scholarships handed out each year? IDK. Does the 500-word essay matter at all? Not that I can tell. Is this a four-year free ride? I think so, so long as the yoots keep their grades up. But note that everything’s at the discretion of the AoA, so maybe if the AoA decides it doesn’t like the SFFD so much next year, it will pull the scholarships? IDK.
Hey, do DBI workers get a scholarship raffle for their kids too?
Oh, what’s that, you’re living in the projects and you’d like a shot at a free scholarship too? Well, let’s see, are either of your parents pulling down six figs as an SFFD firefighter? No? So, no soup for you.
In other news, when will we change the name of Van Ness to Academy of Art Boulevard?
“It was inevitable. make 30 bucks waiting in line at Dotties at 6th and Stevenson – https://www.taskrabbit.com/tenderloin-san-francisco/t/wait-in-line-at-dotties-for-us“
And here’s Kari‘s ad at the Task Rabbit website:
“Please wait in line for us at Dottie’s starting at 10am. Text us when you are about 20 minutes from the front (5 or so people deep). “
(“Aren’t you a good task bunny! Here, have a little* cabbage.”)
Is this the so-called Mid-Market Renaissance?
Of course, this is how the “Renaissance” got started:
“Alvin Dworman, the owner of a Market Street building proposed as the new headquarters for Twitter, gave sharply discounted office space in the same building to former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for lieutenant governor — a political contribution valued at more than $11,000, campaign finance records show.
Weeks after the gift last fall, Newsom officials aided negotiations between Twitter and Dworman by offering the Internet company a payroll tax freeze as an incentive to move into Dworman’s building, a 1 million-square-foot art deco structure at 1355 Market St. once known as the San Francisco Mart.“
*Actually, $30 seems generous to me…
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The sidewalks of SoMA couldn’t handle all of these Academy of Art University students in SoMA after a recent fire alarm – they were everywhere.
And I thought most AoA-types were up in the Tenderloin.
Anyway, I didn’t realize how many art students San Francisco has these days…
Haven’t dropped by this year just yet ’cause the locale always seems to be uphill from wherever I am, but you, well, here are all the deets if you want to check things out.
Open House is on June 4, 2011 and the whole shebang ends on August 15th.
See you there!