John Krasinski ’01 narrates admission video, class of 2017 subsequently commits

Hey, Tim.

If you’re like me and arrive at the Sci Li before 9 a.m. on a Monday, then read no further.

But if you’re not like me and your life isn’t sad and isn’t your browser’s homepage, then you probably have not yet seen one of the greatest videos to ever grace Brown’s website.

In just under a minute and a half, one of our most beloved (read: “sexiest”) alums — John Krasinksi ’01 — effectively convinces an entire class of some of the “brightest young minds around the world” to choose Brown, whether they speak in “the language of bosons and quarks” or “human brain waves and Martian geology.”

But John, we highly recommend returning to campus again next year — just to be certain your recruiting efforts were effective.

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A Thousand Words: John Krasinski ’01 Q&A

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Ruthspotting: John Krasinski ’01 Q&A

We spotted Ruth alongside John Krasinski ’01’s parents and wife Emily Blunt at tonight’s Q&A in Salomon. So much happiness in one room.

(Still) Crazy for Krasinski

Celebrities – they’re just like us.  They buy overpriced coffee, walk their dogs, and shop at Target.  Much like your professors, they really dislike getting asked the same questions over and over, even if they’re too nice to say so.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, the latest celebrity to grace our campus with his presence is Jim Halpert himself, John Krasinski ’01.  He’ll be speaking in Salomon tonight at 7.  Krasinski has come to talk at Brown before, although usually to the smaller audiences of TAPS Department classes.  This time, the floor is open to anyone who lined up early enough to get a ticket (guilty as charged…) and isn’t too scared to step up to the microphone.

We can’t have an hour of people asking, “Question: what kind of bear is best?” or “How’d you get the stapler in the Jell-O?”  We don’t want John Krasinski to secretly hate us because the entire balcony of Salomon wouldn’t stop chanting until he made the “Jim face.” Here are some questions we think would be more interesting to ask of our beloved alum: Continue Reading

Crazy for Krasinski, Part II

Brunonia really is crazy for Krasinski. If you haven’t stepped into J. Walter Wilson today, you’re missing out on the pandemonium that is ticket distribution for John Krasinski ’01’s triumphant return to Browntown. The line started around 9 am, and it just keeps growing and growing. Right now, the line winds all the way up the back stairwell of J. Walter Wilson to the sixth floor and is now beginning to make its way back down. Rumor says there’s only 200 tickets available today. Panic ensues.

Crazy for Krasinski

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last eight hours and haven’t yet seen the latest event to blow up your Facebook newsfeed, John Krasinski ’01 is leaving Dunder-Mifflin behind and making an appearance in the 401 next week. Brown Lecture Board will be hosting a Q&A with the former Theater Arts major, which, we can only hope, will involve numerous Brown specific inquiries like: “what’s the weirdest thing you saw at SPG?” and what are your thoughts on “K Berg’s fashionable up-do?” .

The triumphant return of our dear Jim will be taking place next Wednesday in Salomon 101, with tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis next Monday and Tuesday in the J. Walter Wilson lobby.

Tickets go on sale at 12 pm, so get ’em while they’re hot!