The Next Great Mind to Speak at Penn Is … Ashton Kutcher?
Looks like the Ivy League is going a little Hollywood thanks to a projected Sept. 18 visit from Ashton Kutcher as part of the Wharton School at Penn’s Social Impact Initiative speakers series. The Daily Pennsylvanian breaks it down:
The event will be held in the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theater. Kutcher, who has also had success as a model and a technology investor, has starred in movies like The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian and What Happens in Vegas.
Kutcher’s appearance is part of Wharton’s Lauren and Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series. Last year, the series hosted actress Eva Longoria and rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.
Yup, another guest in a long series of America’s greatest minds. Look, guys, I know Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards speech was cool and all, and Ashton’s just so cute in those Nikon commercials, but doesn’t this selection seem a little off? Kind of like Princeton’s pick for Aaron Carter as the performer for their Lawnparties series.
Either way, the kiddies are psyched, with one sophomore saying she’s “always been a fan of his from That 70s Show.” Another senior student called the choice “unexpected and different,” saying he is “looking forward to [Kutcher’s] humor!”
Maybe millennials really are screwed. [Daily Pennsylvanian]