The announcement about a GISP information session tries to spur students into action by poking at their eternal weakness: Harvard antipathy. The joke reads,
“Want to design your class? Write your own SYLLABUS, choose your own CLASSMATES, and PROFESSOR?
Then you should’ve gone to Harvard.
Didn’t get in?
Well take advantage of what Brown has to offer.”
Whoa, Arthur. Little hasty to imply that we didn’t get into Harvard, isn’t it? You know, I just chose not to apply there ’cause it obviously sucks. And I know a ton of people who got into Harvard and turned it down for Brown!
Okay, well more like one or two, but still. Students shouldn’t have to wake up to an insult to their ability to get into Ivy League schools. It’s just not right!