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June 14, 2012 9:30 AM Grads: Skip the Bank Job, Join a Startup

Dartmouth College has four valedictorians this year: Wills Begor, Glynnis Kearney, David Rogg and Jie Zhong. They are impressive kids. All have stratospheric GPAs. Most pulled off two majors and a minor. One developed a new social networking platform for...

By Ezra Klein

April 13, 2012 7:48 AM A Guide to the Class Warfare of Presidential Politics

Everyone says there’s a class war going on in the U.S. If so, it is, at least so far, a war of words. It’s also a war in which a principal tactic is to accuse the other side of fighting...

By Michael Kinsley

February 16, 2012 9:00 AM Harvard’s Liberal-Arts Failure Is Wall Street’s Gain

In recent years, many top universities have tried to guide their students into careers other than finance. In 2008, Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard University, went so far as to give a speech to graduating seniors asking them...

By Ezra Klein

February 09, 2012 12:39 PM The US News College Rankings Scam

Stephen Budiansky, via Cosma Shalizi’s Pinboard feed. Back in ancient times when I worked at esteemed weekly newsmagazine U.S. News & World Report, I always loathed the annual college rankings report. Like all cash cows, however, the college guide was...

By Henry Farrell

September 20, 2011 10:55 AM On the Harvard “Kindness Pledge”

There is a certain species of commentator who cannot resist a storyline I would call “Inconsequential Things Happening at Ivy League Universities.”  Along those lines, Virginia Postrel objects to this pledge that Harvard freshmen had the option to sign: At...

By John Sides