Today's New York Sun reports that Malcom Glaldwell and Adam Gopnik, both writers for The New Yorker, will square off in a debate over the elitism of the Ivy League. The sold out throwdown will take place tonight at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Glaldwell, bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point,
- is expected to argue that the Ivy League admissions process is subjective and breeds elitism in American society, and that intelligent students will do just as well in life regardless of where they attend college.
Where there's a thought.
- After a good internship on Capitol Hill, a student might have more success attending George Washington University than Harvard, a professor of sociology at Harvard, Martin Whyte, said. "The Ivy League is not especially wonderful or different — those schools just have more money," he said. "I don't think you're ever going to eliminate elitism."
- photo: Annenberg Hall, the freshman dining facility, (copyright Harvard)