. . . Washington State University's Matt James, a sophomore mechanical engineering major. "While other WSU students were sleeping . . . Tuesday morning," reports the Daily Evergreen, "Matt James was linking the final rings on his suit of chain mail armor." Chain mail armor! And there are five photos to prove it! Runner-up: Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee, who invites students to join him in a competitive bow-tie-tying race today at noon.