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A Two-Part Series on Class at Harvard

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Monday

Harvard has a come long way from the days when wealthy students bid for Harvard's more spacious rooms. But students' high-school preparation, family expectations, socioeconomic background and financial need still differ widely.

Today

Class is rarely openly discussed, but has a profound effect on academics, extracurriculars and social life. For some, Harvard is the great equalizer. For others, it's a fairy-tale land that distorts the inequalities of American society.

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