Why not Getting into Harvard Isn’t Bad


And not just because SHC-PSU is better.
MICHAEL WINERIP has written an very nice reflection upon being a Harvard alumni interviewer and how being an intelligent and thoughtful person isn’t the same thing as being the best at SATs, APs, and IBs.

Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard – New York Times

Actually, meeting the soon-to-be rejected makes me hopeful about young people. They are far more accomplished than I was at their age and without a doubt will do superbly wherever they go.

Knowing me and seeing them is like witnessing some major evolutionary change take place in just 35 years, from the Neanderthal Harvard applicant of 1970 to today%u2019s fully evolved Homo sapiens applicant.

(Via NYTimes.)

 

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