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Now that we’re paying attention to legacy admissions, people are quoting…

Charles William Eliot, who was president of Harvard from … 1869 to 1909? Forty years???


In a 1904 letter to a friend, Eliot wrote:

I am inclined to think that you would be more tolerant than I of the presence of stupid sons of the rich...


Not a peep all this time from the far more tolerant subsequent presidents…

Margaret Soltan, July 11, 2023 12:06PM
Posted in: harvard: foreign and domestic policy

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