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Subject: Re: WSJ article on Harvard and Amaker


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 17:41:26 11/13/16 Sun
In reply to: remember it well 's message, "WSJ article on Harvard and Amaker" on 15:09:58 11/13/16 Sun

Harvard fans (or some of them) have vociferously denied such notions in the past, claiming that journalists like John Feinstein are completely unreliable. Will they make the same assertion about the WSJ?

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Boston Lion
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Date Posted: 18:28:36 11/13/16 Sun

Booster groups, cheating scandals . . . . With what type of athletic programs have these terms been inextricably associated for decades now?

Shamefully, Harvard has abdicated its putative leadership role in higher education by utterly failing to show so-called lesser institutions "the way" through a demonstration of ethical courage. Instead, it has eagerly jumped on board this country's race-to-the-bottom culture train by opting to descend the grimy depths of the "better-stay-out-of-the-showers" Penn States of the world, thereby leaving the Ivy League "athletics-in-proportion" concept in tatters. They're doing just a standout job at willfully ignoring the old adage, "with privilege comes responsibility." Sad and disappointing. Will not end well for this society.

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