John Harvard — with a garland briefer than a girl’s.
The NYT just reported what we all knew — that Harvard does a piss poor job of teaching the bright (and often brilliant) 18-year-olds who decide to spend four undergraduate years in Cambridge. And, as a task force disclosed in January, some of the Cantabs want to change, not least by emphasizing professorial pedagogy as much as research.
Well, duh. In Blawgletter’s experience, Harvard College does indeed attract teenage savants but does little to mold them into adults who comfortably tolerate other mortals. Yale and, to less extent, Princeton do a much better job. Well, duh.
Blawgletter should know. Email us if you’d like to hear why. Meanwhile, please take our word for it.