It’s Really Hard to Sleep at Princeton


Yesterday the New York Times uncovered what keeps Princeton students, whose faculty are under orders to curb grade inflation, awake at night:

“The nightmare scenario, if you will, is that you apply with a 3.5 from Princeton and someone just as smart as you applies with a 3.8 from Yale,” said Daniel E. Rauch, a senior from Millburn, N.J.

Indeed. There’s definitely something about this that sounds like a very bad dream.

Type-A-Plus Students Chafe at Grade Deflation [NYT]