There’s an interesting article in The New York Times on twins and triplets applying to college, and their worry that applying to the same college will hurt them.

The Williams case that I know of is the Samuelson triplets: one went to Harvard, one went to Yale, and one went to Williams. (Before parents faint at the thought of Mr. Samuelson paying three high-end tuitions all at once in the early 1970’s, don’t. Mr. Samuelson was Paul Samuelson, the MIT economist, who was well-heeled due to royalties from his popular economics textbook. And yes, we used his textbook in Econ 101.) Paul, the triplet at Yale, after several years decided to transfer to Williams and was accepted. So Bob Samuelson and Paul Samuelson graduated from Williams in 1975.

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