There is no meaning to life, but Puzzlehunt 101 is all the rage! They're getting ready for their annual project, and the groups have been set, but something is missing. For inspiration, take a look at the top students from last year.
TA: Lauren Keyes
TA: Louis Syphor
Lumans, Williams, Ionnaes, Urugalla, Georges,
Paterson, Simmons, Kerchel, Hans, Neola,
Ferdinovich, Thomasdottr, Chandle, Arkse, Diones,
Bruguel, Quansta, Young, Merdels, Raimey,
Johnson, Venusa, Zhersa, Orlando, Eritts
"No meaning of life" should help point to the cipher; it has nothing to do with 42.
The initials of all of these people have something in common.