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I hosted the auction this year alongside my friend (and fellow blogger) George Sass. Bidding wars were fierce and I loved watching faculty, staff, and students compete to win top prizes like a shopping trip guided by Dr. Jessica Townsend (Mechanical Engineering).
More photos and comments after the jump.
A highly sought after prize at the live auction was MANual Labor donated by my hallway of 20 guys. We promised 50 man-hours of labor and stood proudly in front of the crowd as professors and staff competed for our strength. We eventually sold for $500.
Silent Auction items also saw heavy bidding wars during the final seconds. I'm always amazed at how many Olin students get so enthusiastic about the auction.