Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The View From Your Office

I think this one is going to be easier than the last one.



Taken at 11:00 AM, facing west.

Like last time, the first person to guess which school this is in comments wins the right to brag about it. Signed comments are preferred, although if you want to win without taking credit for it, I guess that's your right. Once somebody gets it, I'll announce the winner, confirm the campus, and credit the submitter.

Thanks again for all the submissions; we've got some nice views lined up—some of which are going to be substantially more difficult to guess than the ones we've seen so far. But it would be horrible to eventually run out, so don't by shy, Smokers. Let us look out your window.

Update: Lee Faber is the winner! The view is Notre Dame, submitted by Bradley Rettler. The toughest part about this one was ringing in first. Thanks for sharing your view, Bradley, and nice work, Lee.

Here's a wider view from the same window:



Thanks again for playing, and let's keep the views coming.

--Mr. Zero

14 comments:

Lee Faber said...

That would be Notre Dame.

Anonymous said...

Not to give it away but when you google "giant gold dome university" it's the third picture. Perhaps the regents should consider a new marketing campaign.

"Join Giant Gold Dome U!"

Anonymous said...

Notre Dame. I am anonymous.

Eric said...

Notre Dame. Taken out of a carrel in the Hesburgh Library. Perhaps the 11th floor?

But maybe I shouldn't be eligible, being an ND-er myself.

Anonymous said...

That's Notre Dame! I've seen that on TV enough.

Aaron said...

I'm going with Notre Dame

Matt said...

Uh, duh: Notre Dame. It's only the most famous college icon (at least if one has ever watched college football).

And it's utterly gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

wow-come on, this is simple. Notre Dame.

Anonymous said...

The only building on campus with sufficient verticality to get this awesome view is the Hesburgh library, and it has almost no windows in its massive tower. Only those who have risen to the top of the graduate student seniority ranking get one of the coveted window carrels. And even then you are twice as likely to have a view of random flatland and the campus powerplant. Only the lucky few out of the lucky few get this view from their window.

On the other hand, whoever said that a great view is conducive to dissertating?

Anonymous said...

Here's a view that shows the ludicrous lack of windows on this dog of a library building.

http://www.cardcow.com/images/set144/card00733_fr.jpg

Did I mention I don't like the library at Notre Dame?

Anonymous said...

The market for one year positions is so tight, that some places feel they can require 5 years of teaching experience:

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, DENTON, TX. Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies. The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies invites applications for the position of lecturer. This is a 1-year position that carries a 4/4 teaching load. Salary competitive. Required qualifications: Earned Ph. D. in philosophy and a minimum of 5 years full-time university teaching experience. AOS: Modern Philosophy. AOC: Ancient Philosophy. Preferred qualifications: experience teaching epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of literature; scholarly record of interest in or support of the department’s long-standing and continuing focus on the history of philosophy; familiarity with some branch of environmental philosophy that complements the department’s strengths in this area.

George Charles Allen said...

Perhaps of interest to fellow smokers. Possible Ancient Philosophy Lectureship at Cambridge:

http://kenodoxia.blogspot.com/2012/01/start-your-engines.html

Anonymous said...

Re: North Texas position

I assumed that was one of those "we want to hire a specific person so we're going to make the ad fit only them" ads...

Anonymous said...

Actually, Notre Dame uses a lottery system for carrels, and nobody ever keeps the same carrel year to year. So enjoy it while you've got it!