Last week the Internet was abuzz with the news that a mystery package addressed to Indiana Jones had landed in the mailbox of the University of Chicago admissions office. Was it some Internet weirdo being weird and Internetty? Was it a piece of some enterprising prospective student’s show-offy application? Part of a viral marketing scheme for an upcoming Indiana Jones release?
Working in college admissions isn’t a typically fun job, unless you like wading through endless wannabe-introspective essays from overachieving high school students. But the admissions officers at the University of Chicago got a delightful surprise in their mailbox this week, and they’re hoping to use the power of the web to find out just who’s behind it.