Re: NY Times: Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard
I knew this guy who was lights out brilliant, could read a page by looking at it, finished high school in 10th grade and who never seemed to try at all to excel academically.
Interestingly, he was not admitted to Harvard as an undergrad. Then after going getting his BA at a less distinguished institution, he went to graduate school at Cambridge. He had gone into a fairly esoteric field related to linguistics and Gaelic languages or some such thing. Frankly, I never knew what the hell he was studying; it seemed like the head of a pin to me. Anyway, after earning his PhD he was looking for post doc work, and wouldn't you know it, but Harvard came calling. They were trying to recruit him.
And he turned them down.
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