Harvard Students Want Everyone to Know They Can’t Even Feed Themselves

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There's no way the bacon was this crispy. Photo: iStockphoto

The Times has a "this economy" story today about cutbacks at elite schools, specifically Harvard. Apparently, this whole entire time Harvard upperclassmen were receiving free bacon-and-egg breakfasts in their dorms every day, and now they're mad because this practice has been suspended, along with a lot of other perks, and now they have to rustle up their own meals just like the idiots at Florida State or wherever. Okay, blah blah blah, Harvard students pay a lot of money, so as consumers they have a point, probably, but the quotes are still funny!


"The loss of scrambled eggs, bacon and other cooked breakfast foods in the dorms of upperclassmen on weekdays seems to have stirred the most ire.

“Students generally feel that if you come to Harvard, for what you’re paying, you should probably have the right to a hot breakfast,” said Andrea Flores, a senior who is president of the Undergraduate Council. “They want to preserve the things that are at Harvard that you can’t get anywhere else.”

And HOW GLEE IS THIS?:

"Khoa Tran, president of Harvard Taekwondo, told The Harvard Crimson that his team would have to share practice space with the Crimson Dance Team — and he was not sure what to expect.

“It will be an interesting mix because they will be playing dance music while we do our routines,” he told the newspaper. “We ourselves yell every time we kick ... and we kick a lot.”

Khoa Tran, if you and the dance team can manage to resolve your differences and come together to produce a wildly successful breakfast-saving fund-raising talent show, your movie deal is imminent.

At Harvard, Leaner Times Means No More Hot Breakfast [NYT]