One of the recurring themes of this blog is that the typical high school senior who is admitted to both Williams and Harvard (or a place like Harvard) would better off going to Williams. Of course, this isn’t true for all such students, but it is true for many more than actually make the right choice.

Diana Davis ’07 has an Ode to Harvard on this theme. It begins with:

If Williams had rejected me, I wouldn’t be an Eph;
I’d have had to go to Harvard, source of everlasting grief.
I’d be living down in Cambridge, in that hallowed Harvard yard
Where orgueil is the assumption, even more than working hard.

Harvard. I didn’t go to Harvard.
I didn’t go to Harvard. I didn’t go to Harvard.

The whole piece is a fun read.

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