Pausanias wrote:of Benito Cereno wrote:Kronk wrote:It is crazy they are still sending out holds. Also crazy that there haven't really been any JR1s. Everyone is going to have deadlines before they even know if they're getting an interview.
Clearly, I am very much painfully pining for a JR1, but my realm of delusion aside, I think its reasonable to assume that there are going to be a fair amount of JR1s in the next few weeks. What I don't understand is why it is taking so long and why they need to string so many people along. HLS waitlists an insane number of applicants, like 10 times more than they could ever need. Why? there is really no reason to do it, they could easily cut their waitlist in half and make many people's lives much easier. they waitlist hundreds of people for months that they must know for certain they will never end up admitting.
someone needs to give Harvard a teacup pig to practice on.
As I wait (most likely in vain) for a JR1, I am reading Melville short stories, and I just read Benito Cereno. Haunting and amazing, if racialist.
I've actually never read it. My name is a reference to a writer who happened to be a big fan of the story.