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How to Get Into an Ivy League College—Guaranteed

Tony Ma will bet you as much as $600,000 to train your student for college acceptance. If the student gets into their top choice school, Ma takes the cash. Rejected? He gets nothing.


Murder Most Yale

No one knew how Suzanne Jovin ended up in a wealthy neighborhood away from Yale’s campus in New Haven, or why she was brutally stabbed on the sidewalk, apparently by someone she knew. The only suspect that police named was her thesis advisor.


Lost in the Meritocracy

An overachiever on what he did and didn’t learn at Princeton.


Even Artichokes Have Doubts

A Yale student on why nearly a quarter of her classmates will end up working for Wall Street.


Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy: Inside Dartmouth's Hazing Abuses

"I was a member of a fraternity that asked pledges, in order to become a brother, to: swim in a kiddie pool of vomit, urine, fecal matter, semen and rotten food products; eat omelets made of vomit; chug cups of vinegar, which in one case caused a pledge to vomit blood; drink beer poured down fellow pledges' ass cracks... among other abuses."

The Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal

From the 1940s through the early 70s, incoming freshman at Harvard, Yale, Vassar, Wellesley, and several other top schools were photographed nude in the name of science–bogus science, as it turned out. Most of the photos were destroyed, but not all.


The Great Sorting

Part two of the history of the Educational Testing Service.


The Structure of Success in America

The first article in a two-part history of the Educational Testing Service, the institution behind the SAT.


J-School Confidential

Michael Lewis goes undercover at Columbia.


The Secret Court

In 1920, Harvard University officials suspected that some students were gay. So they kicked them all out.