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  1. white men with money
    Wall Street Will Be Fine So Long as Harvard Grads Stay Far, Far AwayThis year 28% of Harvard Business School grads took jobs in the financial world. Have you adjusted your portfolio accordingly?
  2. the ivy league
    Harvard Bystanders Don’t Care That Harvard Students Got PoisonedLocal news finds only completely apathetic men on the street.
  3. school daze
    Can We Talk About the New York Times’ Obsession With Harvard?Just for a minute.
  4. the greatest depression
    Harvard Students Want Everyone to Know They Can’t Even Feed ThemselvesHow good could those bacon-and-egg breakfasts have been, anyway?
  5. lucky lloyd
    Lloyd Blankfein Just Happened to Get Into Harvard“I never expected it,” the Goldman Sachs CEO recalls. Hmmm.
  6. school daze
    Elite University Endowments See Plebian Investment ReturnsHarvard and Yale had a bad year.
  7. race relations
    McWhorter: Decoding the Henry Louis Gates Jr. ArrestThe political commentator and expert on racial relations weighs in on the Harvard professor’s recent arrest outside of his own home.
  8. ink-stained wretches
    Only a Moron Would Go Into Journalism, Harvard Prof Tells JournalistAnd everyone knows Harvard kids “aren’t stupid.”
  9. things that make us feel cheap
    AIG Has Been Losing $465,421 Per MinuteLet’s put that in perspective.
  10. ink-stained wretches
    ‘02138’ FoldsHarvard-centric magazine hits the skids.
  11. in other news
    Private High Schools’ Secret ShameKids at Dalton and other prep schools have been settling for second-choice schools. Has the system screwed the rich?
  12. party lines
    George Lois Didn’t Love Our ‘Two Guys Fisting’ CoverAlso, the legendary adman and ‘Esquire’ cover designer has a new gig.
  13. intel
    ‘The Facebook Book’: Harvard Alums Try to Drag Internet Phenomenon Into Last CenturySome kids wrote a funny guide to Facebook and had the audacity to kill trees in order to have people read it.
  14. intel
    Harvard Students Reach for ‘Gossip Girl’ Greatness With Gossip Geek BlogBut, of course, they fall short. No wonder no one on the show wants to go there!
  15. company town
    Pandit and Willumstad to Share the Ultimate Power?FINANCE • The newest Citigroup rumors suggest a “tag team at the top”: Financial whiz Vikram Pandit will take over as CEO, while the more socially astute Robert Willumstad handles chairman duties. We’re just not sure “tag team” means the same thing for us as it does the Times? [DealBook/NYT] • Morgan Stanley issued a full recession alert for the U.S. economy today in the oh-so-subtly titled “Recession Coming.” Meanwhile, a recent Journal poll of top economists puts the risk of recession at 38 percent. [Telegraph, WSJ] • Thirtysomething Blackstone real-estate guru Jonathan Gray is getting rather comfortable in the top tier of the young establishment. [DealBook/NYT]
  16. company town
    Judith Regan: At What Price, America?MEDIA • Jeff Bercovici wants to know: “What’s Regan’s price for selling out her country?” After all, if Regan’s info on Giuliani is that damaging, shouldn’t she divulge it in any case, no matter how much Uncle Murdoch is willing to offer? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Dan Rather’s lawyers are getting fed up with CBS nondisclosure agreements. “Who do these guys think they are? The National Security Agency?” [NYO] • Intrepid Observer reporter spends 45 minutes staring through a window just to see who showed up to a lame Times party. Now that’s journalism! [Media Mob/NYO]
  17. white men with money
    Harvard MBAs: Dooming Wall Street With Their Enthusiasm?For a while now, our friends at DealBreaker.com (and the banking expert Ray Soifer) have been telling us that the rate at which Harvard Business School graduates are taking jobs on Wall Street may be a contrary indicator of how the market will do. “When 10% or less of a graduating class take Wall Street jobs, it’s a long-term buy signal,” they explain. “When 30% or more take Wall Street jobs, it’s a big flashing sell signal.” How many Harvard MBAs took jobs on the Street this year? 44 percent. That’s combined with an altogether decrease in the amount of work experience among the grads. Yipes! Not that we needed this indicator to tell us we’re all fucked in the coming year. But at least it’s nice that now we have such a deliciously scape-able goat. Even More Harvard Business School Students Ruining Wall Street [DealBreaker]
  18. company town
    Al Gore: Cashing In on His Big YearFINANCE • Al Gore, venture capitalist? The Nobel laureate and Apple board member is taking a hands-on role at Kleiner Perkins, the leading Silicon Valley venture firm. His goal: Save the world. And annoy GE’s Jeff Immelt as much as possible. [Fortune] • Harvard picked Robert S. Kaplan, a former Goldman Sachs vice-chairman, as the new steward for the $35 billion endowment. Something tells us his kids won’t have any trouble getting in. [Reuters via NYT] • A few management consultants with nothing better to do gave the Times its newest buzzword: CEO version 3.0. With the departures of Stan O’Neal, Chuck Prince, and Richard Parsons, it’s now time for leaders “who can assemble a team that functions as smoothly as a jazz sextet.” Because, as James Cayne showed, the old CEOs were way too bebop. [NYT]
  19. in other news
    Conan’s Stalker Loves Fellini, JesusWe learn today that Conan O’Brien has a stalker, which is no big news. David Letterman had one before Conan was even a twinkle in NBC’s eye. But what’s interesting here is that Conan’s stalker is a Catholic priest. A totally scary Catholic priest, in the awesomest way. In Father David Ajemian’s letters to Conan, some written on parish letterhead, he comes out with quotes like this: “I’m told by some of those officious little usher people that you’re overbooked. Is this the way you treat your most dangerous fans? You owe me big-time, pal. I want a public confession before I even consider giving you absolution.” Wow, we never before thought of confession and absolution in such a terrifying/erotic way. (There are other letters where he issues veiled threats at Conan’s life, which are, you know, less funny, like when he compares himself to the Virginia Tech killer.) Other fun facts about Ajemian? Well, when he was ordained, the Boston Herald said he was a “turned on to religion partly by Federicio Fellini’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita.” Oh, yeah, and he went to college with Conan. Yeah, that’s right. Harvard: just as unscrupulous with admission as the Catholic clergy. Priest Jailed in Stalking of Conan O’Brien [NYT]
  20. company town
    The Charney ConspiracyLAW • Aaron Charney filed his long-awaited amended complaint against Sullivan & Cromwell. His new suit contains allegations of emotional distress and conspiracy. [New York Law Journal] • Things are getting ugly at the Harvard Law Review — the new president has a “decidedly fascist approach to leadership,” complains one staffer. [Above the Law] • Australia’s Slater & Gordon is the world’s first publicly traded law firm. [Law Blog/WSJ]
  21. gossipmonger
    The Soho Grand Is a WonderlandRumors of the demise of the John Mayer–Jessica Simpson relationship may be greatly exaggerated; the two spent Sunday night together at the Soho Grand. (Mayer is also still doing the stand-up comedy thing). Today show correspondent Jill Rappaport owns eighteen acres in the Hamptons. Johnny Damon hung out till 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, but he still hit a two-run double later in the day. Ivanka Trump and Zach Braff exchanged numbers. (Uh-oh. Does Jared Kushner know about this?) Warren Buffett, David Remnick, John Kerry, Ted Turner, and Jann Wenner, among others (ahem), were all rejected from Harvard. After asking for $5.5 million, Stone Phillips sold his penthouse on West 72nd Street for $4.35 million. Times managing editor Jill Abramson is suing the truck driver who ran over her foot.
  22. company town
    Traders Feared Terrorist AttacksFINANCE • The Dow’s fall yesterday convinced some traders that terrorists had attacked the city once again. “Our first thought was that they blew up Grand Central, or the Empire State building, or the GW,” one said. [DealBreaker] • Adding insult to sell-off, Merrill Lynch slugged five big banks with a lowered rating, downgrading Goldman, Lehman, Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank, and Credit Suisse to neutral from buy. [Bloomberg] • Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein says that the market for buyouts will cool. “There will be declines. We can’t continue like this forever.” Speak for yourself, rich guy. [DealBook/NYT]
  23. in other news
    Harvard Marauders Pillage NYU Star System Once Again Iraq policy junkies and McPhDreamy enthusiasts everywhere are heaving a collective wail of despair that NYU professor Noah Feldman — yes, the one anointed “Most Beautiful Brainiac” and “the next big public intellectual” by yours truly — is pulling up stakes at the Greenwich Village playground and leaving for the big, bad swing sets of Harvard Yard. (Feldman isn’t the first ripe peach to be plucked by the Crimsons — he’ll be following the last big public intellectual, historian Niall Ferguson, who also left NYU in 2004 to join the gang in Cambridge.) A constitutional scholar and former Gore supporter, Feldman was Bush’s controversial pick to advise the Iraq transitional government in 2003, although he left the post shortly thereafter to consult independently. The prof claims his recent move is prompted by the desire join his wife, Jeanne Suk, already a professor at Harvard, and his children on a more permanent basis. Whatever the cause, we’re sure recent events will prompt all Bostonians to be profoundly grateful there’s finally someone around who can tell a cartoon advertisement from a counter-insurgent. Feldman Leaves NYU for Harvard [Washington Square News] Most Beautiful Brainiac [NYM] The Influentials: Ideas [NYM]
  24. the morning line
    Who Comptrols the Comptroller? • So, with Hevesi out, who’s the state’s next comptroller? Assembly Democrats get to chose, but Spitzer says he wants someone who is (a) not an assemblyman and (b) not necessarily a Democrat. The stance has blue Albany grumbling that Spitzer seems to distrust the legislature. We wonder why. [NYT] • It’s not every day you see Jews chant “Get back to Iran” at other Jews, but that was the scene in Rockland County last night, as religious protesters set upon members of Neturei Karta — an anti-Israel Hasidic sect. The latter had just returned from the famously bizarre Holocaust conference in Tehran. [NYDN] • “Non-lethal force” is sometimes a misnomer: A Brooklyn man died last night after being maced and Tasered by the cops. Blondel Lasseque, reportedly a mental patient off his meds, went into cardiac arrest shortly after his actual arrest — but not before sending three officers tasked with restraining him into a hospital. [amNY] • Esther Elizabeth Reed, 28, stole other people’s identities and used them to gain entrance to Harvard and Columbia graduate schools, where she proceeded to study (what else?) psychology and criminology. Investigators are “most shocked” someone could “talk their way in[to]” a grad school. They should have seen our application essay. [NYP] • And the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting is aggressively lobbying shows like CSI: New York to move production from California studio lots to the actual streets of New York. Angelenos indignantly counter that their NYC is better than the real thing. [LAT]