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And Then There Was One by Ben Jones

Juan Salvador Acosta has broken the pact and succumbed to the mighty razor.

Folks, it is a sad, sad day in the MIT Admissions Office.

Juan Salvador Acosta has broken the pact and succumbed to the mighty razor. His face is as smooth as a baby’s, as they say.

Which leaves yours truly as the only remaining wookie.

I must go now and weep gently. May my beard catch the tears that would otherwise run with the ink of your applications.

Salvador, I thought you were the one…

(P.S. Questions from last entry have been answered at the end of it.)

12 responses to “And Then There Was One”

  1. Eujin says:

    Ben, it is a very sad news.
    There is a positive side though – you will be remembered as the Great Wookie from Admissions
    Office from now on.

    Sincerely, Eujin

  2. Eujin says:

    Forgot to ask, is your wife somewhat Russian?
    {as for me name Tanya has always been associated with Russia}

    Later, Eujin

  3. Stevo says:

    aww man, i was gonna send an email saying ‘matt should get a beard’ but oh well… i probably still will, just might not be the same

  4. Fabrice says:

    This seems to have been The Weekend of the Razor :|

  5. Ben says:

    Eujin – yep, we both have some ukranian ancestry (but hopefully not the same ancestors) wink

    Stevo – it couldn’t hurt!

    Fabrice – I though Akash was kidding – is it true? Are you going to update your pic? But what will become of the woodland creatures?

  6. Fabrice says:

    It’s true! It was time for a change after something like three years. I think I’ll keep this for a bit and see about a pic.

    No worries. I arranged with the Department of the Interior to relocate the woodland creatures to a protected habitat. They required that I obtain a permit for removal as the creatures were on the list of endangered species.

  7. Oh no!!! Well, I still look forward to you being the mighty Wookie of the MIT Falcon.

    P.S. – Compared to your 30″ of snow, Baltimore just got 3. HA! I wonder, do you miss your hometown weather? We’re overdue for another blizzard but Farmer’s Almanac says it’s coming.

  8. Kiersten says:


    It’s probably better to not be a wookie, they end up getting squashed by moons.


  9. Ben says:

    I have seen the evidence – Fabrice is indeed a new man.

    Mike – definitely miss the hometown. You guys need another blizzard like the one we had in 1983 – I was really, really young but I’ll still never forget it…

  10. Fabrice…Weekend of the Razor??? I think I might have to agree. I slipped in the shower while shaving and gave myself a pretty bad cut on my knee, and naturally, wasn’t too happy about it. I made a sailor sound like a four-year-old girl smile.

    But now, I think it’s almost healed… except when my friends think it’s funny to hit or poke the neon green band-aid on my knee.

  11. Fabrice says:


    Solution: wear long pants and they won’t know where to poke. smile

    I don’t shave my legs, thankfully. wink

  12. Nbot1 says:

    Ben, that’s very sad. Don’t worry, that just means youre the reigning champ!!! By the way, all jokes aside, I think the beard looks good on you.