In the entry What’s the Matter with College?, NYT Magazine Deputy Editor Jim Schachter issues somewhat of a challenge to current undergrads:

I really hope you will take your arguments with Rick Perlstein to the next step and submit an essay in response. The deadline is Aug. 6. No, we’re not giving out a scholarship to the winner. But the best essay will be published in our Sept. 30th issue, and the runners-up online. Any of you who are aspiring writers can, I think, see the value even at this late date in history of being published in The New York Times Magazine. All the details are at

Just wanted to promote this to the front page at this point; more later.

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