Oren Cass ’05 notes that

If I ever run my own company, I’m going to have an explicit policy of not hiring anyone who participated in student government while in college.

There is, of course, a grain of truth here. On average, the types of Ephs on College Council (I was one) are different from other Ephs. Some of the ways that they are different are bad and some are good. But I hope that Cass is not serious here. The College Council Presidents (back in the bad old hierarchical days we had Presidents and Vice Presidents) around my graduation year (Amy Jeffries ’87, Carter Zinn ’88 and Trace Blackenship ’89) were good and serious people. Cass would be fortunate indeed to have them as employees.

Although I know that a lot has changed in the last 20 years, I would suspect that the type of Eph attracted to CC is not one of them.

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