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On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

@Matt About half of Harvard students seriously think that one day they will grow up to be President of the US (or whatever country they come from). About half of the rest are actually related to the president of some country (these are the foreign students), or at least some large corporation (these are the minority students). Then there are Matt Damon and a few other kids from around the block.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm 0

On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

@lotsoftreble Move out of the US. Where I live no one outside of university professors has heard of Harvard.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm 0

On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

@Eric Spiegelman It's an arrogant thing. I know. I used to give that answer. I secretly thought I was better and smarter than all the rest of the assholes. It's false modesty. Humility comes later, when one realizes that without cash it's hard to buy a Harvard degree.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm 0

On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

@iantenna At Harvard they are called massholes.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:39 pm 0

On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

"Dorm crew wasn't something one did past the first semester of college". Unless one's parents were drunks incapable of helping in the summer job search, and the work study jobs and lab jobs paid less, not enough to cover the apartment and part of tuition. Then one worked dorm crew and whatever else one could find that paid semi-decently.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm 0

On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

The most tiresome thing at Harvard - everybody seemed to have grown up in the 'hood - and everybody was paying his 25,000 a year by himself, out of the money he made in his summer job. We pulled ourselves up from nothingness and now we lick James Rupert Murdoch's ass. What a Trumpesque narrative.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm 0

On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

I once got offered a job because I had worked for Dorm Crew at Harvard. Actually they hired me on as some sort of cheap alternative to using union labor, and had me doing odd jobs like pressure washing and moving offices. At any rate, I put it on my resume along with all my other jobs (on an hourly basis it paid as well as my current job). I was applying for some economics job, and the fellow said essentially - what made your resume stand out among all these Harvard resumes was the part about cleaning toilets - this job requires a lot of shitwork too.

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm 0