Against Acadmeic Prestige

Kevin Walzer penned an impassioned complaint on academic prestige, The Poison of Prestige, in response to some comments by Invisible Adjunct about the dilemmas of writing recommendations for students to attend graduate school. I know I fell into the appeal of prestige when I decided to attend Yale in 1990. My ten year class reunion is coming up next year and I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about the whole experience.