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I began to read this NY Times article seriously until I got to "He[Steve Schwarzman] also announced his $150 million gift to Yale, to erect a monument to our idiocy." This satirical piece did get quite a few laughs from me and certainly supports the Harvard stereotype of a full-of-itself college. Still, exaggerations are exaggerations and it would do well to remember that no admissions system is designed to specifically identify future donors (although legacies...) On a different note, by the end of this article I felt the originally clever, witty and humorous points had been belabored to the extent that the article simply seemed like it was "trying too hard". Satire is something that has to be appreciated in moderation.
Contributed by Lucy Zhang