Monday, December 25, 2023

The Mess That Is Harvard

Power Line's John Hinderaker muses further about the intentionally created mess that is Harvard University

The real question is (snip) will those who want Harvard to continue as a respected, if deeply flawed, intellectual institution–a group that no doubt includes many professors–be able to use the opportunity to blunt the Corporation’s intended transformation? That, I think, is the real issue. And perhaps nothing will weaken the Corporation’s hand as much as the fact that applications for early admission are reportedly down by 17%. (emphasis added)

There is nothing quite so convincing as signals sent by the marketplace. Folks "voting with their feet," taking their patronage elsewhere. It has humbled some very proud organizations, think Budweiser and Disney.