Is Harvard elitist or just elite?

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    Is Harvard elitist or just elite?

    Many have spoken out against Harvard in its past 375 years, including Senator Scott Brown, Woody Allen, and Cornel West. Do you agree with their criticism? What do you think?



     
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    Re: Is Harvard elitist or just elite?

    Both/and
     
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    Yes.  The latter understandably leads to the former.
     
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    Isn't it obvious?

     
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    Why would anyone listen to Woody Allen, an actor who himself has a history.  There aren't too many who if accepted pass on Harvard.  I am sure that if Scott got accepted to Harvard, he would have been arrving in July for the fall semester.

    Harvard has produced some recent greats, including one founder of facebook, something anyone on a computer uses.

    West himself has a few skeletons in the closet.

     



    what is "great" about mark zuckerberg and facebook? if by great you simply mean wealthy, then sure, i agree. and what skeletons does west have in his closet?

     

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    What's great about Zuckerberg and FB is that both essentially changed the way people connect with each other and changed the way businesses could connect with their customers. Money isn't everything..sometimes accomplishment matters as well. Zuckerberg is pretty remarkable in both aspect. Interesting tidbit..Zuckerberg never actually graduated from Harvard. It seems he "outgrew" it by the end of his sophomore year.

     
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    Re: Is Harvard elitist or just elite?

    In response to miscricket's comment:

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    Why would anyone listen to Woody Allen, an actor who himself has a history.  There aren't too many who if accepted pass on Harvard.  I am sure that if Scott got accepted to Harvard, he would have been arrving in July for the fall semester.

    Harvard has produced some recent greats, including one founder of facebook, something anyone on a computer uses.

    West himself has a few skeletons in the closet.

     

     



    what is "great" about mark zuckerberg and facebook? if by great you simply mean wealthy, then sure, i agree. and what skeletons does west have in his closet?

     

     

     

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    What's great about Zuckerberg and FB is that both essentially changed the way people connect with each other and changed the way businesses could connect with their customers. Money isn't everything..sometimes accomplishment matters as well. Zuckerberg is pretty remarkable in both aspect. Interesting tidbit..Zuckerberg never actually graduated from Harvard. It seems he "outgrew" it by the end of his sophomore year.

     

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    miscricket,

    Zuckerberg as well as Bill Gates never graduated from Harvard. 

    They both made a lot of money for sure. 

    However they both did more than that. You have already pointed out what Zuckerburg did.

    Gates in more recent years, after marrying and having a child, has used a lot of his great wealth not to make more money but to found a a well known foundation as well as join with other uber rich types to challenge other uber rich types to start giving something back.

    Even if they only do out of being shamed into it this still a good thing. More than one way to skin a cat...no offense to cat lovers.

     
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