By Yasmine Dabash
Look at this image, look very closely.
Do you notice anything wrong with it?
No? Let me tell you what is wrong with it. George.
Am I the only one bothered by this leaning tree ruining every picture of Hilbert College? Because Hilbert staff and students alike seem to love him.
Here’s what the people of Hilbert have to say:
“Anyone who can lean that far without falling is a-okay in my book.”–Corey Boice, Student Government Association President
“He adds character.” –Morgan Nellis, Hilbert senior
“Everybody loves George.” -Tristan Davis, Student Government Association’s Resident Representative
“He’s funny looking. I just wish there were two of him for symmetry.” –Madeline Macchioni, Hilbert sophomore
“Imperfection is a sign of life.” –Meagan Witzleben, Associate Professor
“It’s a unique tree.” – Maria Tanetani, Hilbert freshman
“When he falls, he’ll create a bridge between the two islands.” –Rebecca Giurdanella, First Floor Resident Assistant in Trinity Hall
George may have weaseled his way into the hearts of various Hilbert College students and staff, but he cannot fool me. He is a conniving topiary who has also managed to plaster himself everywhere possible.
Here he is on the front cover of Volume 27 of Hilbert Horizons:
And in Volume 15, Issue 1 of the H-Files on page 15
And the virtual tour of Hilbert College:
And the Hilbert College – See Different ad:
And on the Hilbert College website’s Campus Safety page:
Although my perfectionism is slightly disappointed by George’s appearance, I relent, because Hilbert seems to love him.
What do YOU think?
What’s George’s favorite class at Hilbert?
CJ 310 Introduction to Policing/Professional EnTREE (offered in the Spring of 2018 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM)!