A long discussion is in progress on the Harvard board regarding Harvard's rescinding of its admission of Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv, an action it took when it came to light that Kashuv as a 16-year-old had sent off some outrageous, scandalous and frankly racist tweets. He later recanted these, but it was not sufficient to save him in Harvard's eyes.
It is not my intention here of starting a separate discussion of the merits of that case. However, one commenter made a point that would interest visitors to the Chicago board: the culture of Harvard, he said, was not consistent with Kashuv coming to that campus, whereas, he speculated, the culture of the University of Chicago might have permitted it. That observation was, I thought, very pertinent to the discussions that perennially break out on this board as to whether Chicago's culture is or has become essentially indistinguishable from Harvard's and the other ivies.
So, whatever you think of the rights and wrongs of the matter (and please go to the other discussion board with those points), do you think the University of Chicago would have taken the action Harvard took?