Grading on the curves – The Boston Globe

Grading on the curves – The Boston Globe: “When my sons applied to college, I begged them to choose a school according to the most important criterion imaginable: ample free parking. Grinnell, Carleton, and Kenyon were at the top of my list. Not atop theirs, alas. One of my sons went to Columbia. If Columbia grad Paul Auster hasn’t written a bleak, soul-harrowing short story about trying to move furniture in and out of Morningside Heights, with its filthy sidewalks and malfunctioning dormitory elevators, he should have.”

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