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They've Got Us Beat

DISSENT

By Daniel M. Suleiman

For years, we in Cambridge have noted with glee Yalies' obsession with Harvard-bashing, while we have been able to stay largely above the fray (at least outside of Harvard-Yale weekend). Now that U.S. News has dropped us below Yale and Princeton in its annual rankings, the staff wants to mock our rivals (and now superiors) instead of address the facts at hand.

Instead of quickly forgetting how we revered the rankings when we came in number one, and instead of ranting about how the survey is "necessarily imperfect," let's be thankful that the world now knows what we know in our hearts: student selectivity is only the first step. The education we receive once we get here counts too, and for now, Yale and Princeton have us beat.

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