Stop Bashing Harvard’s Legacy Students

Most of these students don’t have that much of an edge, and the university needs them.

At the Occupy Harvard the gates to the Harvard Yard are padlocked on the campus of Harvard University on November 11, 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts — Photo by Mikki Ansin/Getty Images

By Naomi Schaefer Riley

Almost a third of Harvard University’s incoming freshman class are “legacies,” according to a new survey by the Harvard Crimson.

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