College and University April Fools’ Homepages, 2014 Editionby Doug Gapinski
ESTIMATED READING TIME: Less than a minute
Colleges and universities are notorious for April Fools’ homepage takeovers – pranks, hoaxes, stunts, jests, jokes, and shenanigans displayed right there on the front door of the website. Why not? Humor makes education relatable! Here’s a recap of some of yesterday’s best Fools’ gold.
Wow, much funny, so laugh, very comedy … Missouri University of Science and Technology was paid a visit by doge.
University of Rochester had a lego campus for the day. They also produced this video.
College of William & Mary discovered Elvis alive, well, and living in Williamsburg.
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) was invaded by … emus.
Looks like someone drew all over the Oberlin site.
Not to be outdone in the amenities race, University of Idaho started offering free kittens to first-year students.
Thanks to Eric Olsen, Patrick Powers, Susan Evans, Ma’ayan Plaut, and Lesa McPeak for passing these examples to me. There were a few others, but I didn’t screen capture them before they rolled back to being regular ol’ homepages! If you have any screenshots of .edu horseplay from April Fools’ Day 2014, hit me up and I’ll add them to this post.