Ivy League from the inside out

Just a quick post to recommend an article in The American Scholar by William Deresiewicz. It has the pedestrian title The Disadvantages of an Elite Education, and the punchier subtitle Our best universities have forgotten that the reason they exist is to make minds, not careers.

I guarantee that you won't spend a better 10 minutes this week than reading this fascinating account of how colleges fail their students and in turn society.

(Unless you have a really hot girlfriend, in which case get back to what you were doing.)