University of Chicago Gets a Package For…Indiana Jones?

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Monday, December 17, 2012

The University of Chicago's admissions department is often the catchall for ambiguous mail deliveries, admissions counselor Grace Chapin says, but one package received last week left workers especially confused.

The parcel was addressed to a "Henry Walton Jones Jr." at the university, but the name couldn't be found in the school directory.

"We gave it to a student worker, and the kid came back laughing once he Googled it," Chapin said. "Some of us are in a haze with finals, you know, so he said it was Indiana Jones' name. Then we opened it, and it was very bizarre. There was no explanation as to why it was with us, so we talked about it and decided to put it online."

Inside the package was an elaborate replica of the fictional U. of C. professor Abner Ravenwood's journal from the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" film.

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