For the past couple months, a Twitter account under the name FakeNeil_Kerwin has been posting hilarious tweets about the daily thoughts and actions of AU’s president. The student, who remains anonymous, often uses hashtags like #whitecollegepresidentproblems and #totalpresidentmove, in addition to the occasional #kerwinning. The account already has 635 followers, and considering how funny the tweets are, the number is only going to climb higher.
In a Q&A with the Eagle, Fake Neil talks about some of his favorite things, in addition to what it’s like being the president of American University.
Disclaimer: @FakeNeil_Kerwin is not run by nor affiliated with any member of AU administration, including AU President Neil Kerwin. These responses are the student account manager responding as Fake Neil, not as himself.
Eagle: Where’s your favorite place to chill at AU?
FNK: I like to hang out in the Tav, mainly because I love tenders. Although, I spend a fair amount of time in the McKinley basement — best bathrooms.
Eagle: Any big summer plans?
FNK: I currently have an internship with Pretty Boy Promotions so that takes up a lot of time. Make sure you say Neil at the door every Tuesday night at Current. Also I’m the president of the university, so I have to do that I guess.
Eagle: What was your favorite thing about attending AU as a student?
FNK: The AU portal — this new myau portal sucks a big wonk.
Eagle: Who are some people you look up to?
FNK: I don’t look up to anyone, rather, I only look in the mirror. So to answer your question, I look up to me.
Eagle: How do you like to start your day?
FNK: Shower beer. Write posts about people on LikeALittle. That’s basically what I do everyday, really.
Eagle: Favorite song?
FNK: Anything On A Sensual Note sings. They are so dreamy.
Eagle: Tell me something no one knows about you.
FNK: I didn’t want any of you to be accepted here.
Eagle: What kind of wonk are you?
Eagle: Favorite place to party in the District?
FNK: Since Sloppy Guaps isn’t really around anymore, the Berks.
Eagle: Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
Eagle Best thing about being President of AU?
FNK: Biddies. Biddies love Presidents.
Eagle: Worst thing about being President of AU?
FNK: Nothing, I’m the mother wonking President of AU. As long as I don’t launder any money like the last dude I can ride this golden parachute to retirement. The hippies suck too though.