Hogg Goes to Harvard. Gee, I Wonder Why?

Hogg Goes to Harvard. Gee, I Wonder Why?

Hogg Goes to Harvard. Gee, I Wonder Why?

He’s baaaack! Just when you thought (or, more likely, hoped) that David Hogg was a permanent page in the Where-Are-They-Now file, he pops up again. Now we learn that come fall, 2018, Hogg goes to Harvard.

And, like every good millennial who shamelessly promotes himself on social media, he announced it on Twitter:

Oh, squee! shouted all his fanboys and fangirls:

“From a fellow Harvard alum, Harvard is very fortunate to have you. You are not only a future leader, you have demonstrated you are an important voice right now. Props, David!!”

“I live in Boston. Please come over for a home cooked meal while you’re at Harvard.”

Hold on — didn’t we recently hear how poor David got rejected from not one, not two, but four California schools? Even though his GPA of 4.2 and SAT scores of 1270 were pretty much in the ballpark of these schools, they still rejected him.

Hogg Goes Harvard

Credit: D. Sinclair Terrasidius at flickr.com.  CC by 2.0.

Which led CNN anchor Alyson Camerota to ask, on her national morning program of all places:

“What kind of dumbass colleges don’t want you? I mean you’ve taken the country by storm. How do you explain this?”

However, I think the more important question is this: how does Harvard explain accepting Hogg?

Especially when you consider that Harvard’s acceptance rate for the class of 2022 is at an all-time low of less than 5%, with a record-high number of applicants?

Moreover, there’s this excellent comment that someone posted at Twitter:

So pasty white activist David Hogg goes to Harvard, while more deserving Asian students who have applied to the Ivy League school have found that their numbers are capped.

A little racist on Harvard’s part, wouldn’t you say?

But perhaps Harvard admitted Hogg partly on the basis of this interview, in which he demonstrates his superb communication skills.

Yes, indeed, young Hogg is skilled in dropping the F-bomb, isn’t he? After all, isn’t that the stuff an erudite Hahvahd student should possess?

On the other hand, maybe Harvard stands in awe of David Hogg’s knowledge of the First Amendment. For example, when Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham was oh-so-mean to him, Hogg didn’t debate her. No, he called for a boycott of her program. Even Bill Maher — no fan of Ingraham — criticized Hogg for that stunt:

“Maybe you shouldn’t stay that about a 17-year-old, but again, he is in the arena. And then he calls for a boycott of her sponsors. Now, really, is that American?”

“Effectively, it is the modern way of cutting off free speech.”

Now we all know why David Hogg goes to Harvard in the fall, and it’s because he’s a leftwing activist whose politics the school fully embraces. He hates the NRA, and Harvard does too. In fact, they published a study this past spring which claims that “gun injuries drop nationwide” during NRA conventions. Why? Well, it’s because all those gun-owning yahoos aren’t firing them.

It’s no wonder, then, that Harvard will be embracing David Hogg later this year. And in case you’re hoping that Hogg will fade into campus life and disappear from the national scene, fuggetaboutit.  David Hogg plans to run for Congress when he turns 25. I’m afraid he’s got a long shelf life.

 

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11 Comments
  • Wfjag says:

    Without Affirmative Action quotas to protect him, wonder how long he’ll last?

  • cthulhu says:

    I don’t know exactly why, but I always think of him as “Piglet”.

  • Pragmatic says:

    My nephew, who isn’t particularly right leaning (his mother, my sister, is a progressive nightmare) got a perfect score on his SATs. Perfect. Had literally perfect grades – well over a 4.0. He wasn’t considered by any ivys. MIT rejected him.

    I’ve been doing my best to instill actual values in my kids. But for what? What kind of message does this send?

  • GWB says:

    Harvard is very fortunate to have you.
    Yes, Harvard needs the publlicity. Because that lawsuit from asians over discriminatory admissions policy isn’t getting any traction in the papers.

    Really shows how the admissions decisions are subjective.
    Well, yeah, that’s what the lawsuit is saying.

    they published a study this past spring
    Which was so full of bovine excrement I wonder how they got a herd all the way to Boston.

    I’m afraid he’s got a long shelf life.
    More like a long half-life. If we’re going with pantry metaphors, he’s more like the box of bread crumbs waaaaaay at the back that the weevils have gotten to, along with the various fungi, because it’s well past time to have thrown them out,

  • Pastafarian says:

    As an employer, this pretty much cements a conclusion I’ve formed over the last several years:

    An Ivy League diploma is a worthless piece of paper; and in fact, it’s now actually a negative for me, reducing the likelihood that I’d hire that candidate.

    Grade inflation at the Ivy League has always been a problem: Because of the gentleman’s C (now the gentleperson’s B), someone with a 3.9 GPA from Harvard or Princeton had clearly less academic accomplishment than a graduate of University of Michigan with a 3.7, or a Georgia Tech grad with a 3.4. But at least, until now, an Ivy League diploma was an indicator that the holder had been a very good high school student, because of their tough admissions standards. Now it’s not even worth that.

    Now an Ivy League diploma is just an indication that this candidate might be slightly more likely to be frivolously litigious than other candidates — an anathema for most employers.

    Not that it much matters to these grads — most of them are going into government anyway.

    • Gretz says:

      Likely, your business isn’t sufficiently woke to attract these virtue signalling leftards in the first place. You’d require work and competence, not preening and preaching.

      But I agree. Outside an MIT engineering degree, I wouldn’t hire one of these liabilities.

    • Robin H says:

      I told both of my kids to skip the Ivy’s in favor of the second tier schools. They cost less and with their grades and test scores they would give us generous scholarship packages to get them. My son just graduated last June and what got him his current job (he’s a mechanical engineer) was the work he did in a machine shop that he needed for his senior design project. He’s one of the few that actually enjoys getting his hands dirty.

  • CaptDMO says:

    WOW! Harvard must be desperate in their seething envy at Yale, for “producing” (now Dartmouth professor?) Jason Sorens, whose PhD thesis came to fruition as The Free State Project.
    PoliSci envy!

  • Robin H says:

    I really hope this backfires on Harvard. I can see a time when Hogg starts protesting something on campus.

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