What's the deal with Harvard's transfer admissions policy? It perpetuates privilege.

The College answers to University donors, which, with the endowment and brand equity of the school, it really needs not. If billionaires like Charles Kushner go out of their way to pound the pavement and haggle their way in, the College has more negotiating power than it admits.

I talk to some of the students there, and they mention how ridiculously easy life is. They say everyone (celebrities, billionaires, industry scions) picks up the phone for them and that they barely have to work hard in order to get jobs and internships. With that sort of cache, Harvard needs to do more to actually level the playing field and field students from underprivileged backgrounds.

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