Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Anti-intellectual Enviroment at Ivy League Schools

This just in from Mabel of Dublin:
Dear Friends,

This isn't really related to anything, but I thought you might be interested in this very moving article that I came across today. It's written by William Deresiewicz, professor of English at Yale, who is retiring this year, and is about the anti-intellectual environment of Ivy League schools.

I was just wondering if you had heard of him, and if you agree with his characterization. Having never been to an elite university, I'm in no position to judge whether his depiction is accurate. But if it is true, it helps me to get over my complex about never having attended an Ivy league school.

I know you're busy, so don't worry about responding. I'll see you on Thursday at the defense.

Mabel of Dublin

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