Today was the MUCH-awaited Orientation for Newhouse! I got my ID card (thoughts? I think my head looks gigantic) and they gave out presents: engraved 8GB iPod Touches (!) and Newhouse water bottles. We also had the convocation and a trivia contest where I won a t-shirt because they asked which newspaper Robin Toner wrote for! [The New York Times, o’course, killer political correspondent and Newhouse alum!] Then, a lovely lunch where I met some chummy MNO (magazine/newspaper/online journo) kids. We’re the biggest of the Newhouse departments this year, breaking the long-standing record of the Broadcast/Digital or TV/Radio/Film kids, can’t remember which… I sense a resurgence in print journalistic optimism! #gloat I feel utterly spoiled and can’t WAIT for classes to start tomorrow. This will be a seriously ridiculous year and I’m sooo happy to be here!