During a routine examination of Harvard's admissions practices, it was found that Harvard has been afflicted with Tufts syndrome. The outward symptoms were apparently masked by other factors, so it is unknown how long Harvard has been suffering from this disease. Given Harvard's lack of externally visible symptoms and its proximity to Tufts, some academic health specialists are now speculating that Tufts might have caught the disease from Harvard.
College admissions advisors such as @Dave_Berry
of College Confidental had previously speculated that Tufts syndrome was limited to colleges that consider demonstrated interest in their decision criteria, but Harvard clearly states that it does not. This has academic health officials worried that no school is immune from the disease, and that the disease may be more widespread than previously thought. Health officials also warn that Harvard may have either caught the disease from, or spread it to other Ivy League schools, so applicants should act accordingly.
Harvard is also picky in offering admissions to engineers and computer scientists, in part because it doesn’t want to be dumped by technologically inclined whiz kids being courted by top science-focused schools. If too many of those students pass on Harvard, the college might have an overabundance of last-minute seats to fill, admissions officials said.