Your Take: Dropping Out of Harvard

In the July-August 2010 issue of the magazine, Craig Lambert explores the lives of three dropouts from the Harvard class of 1969. Read the article, and then tell us:

Did you or any of your classmates drop out of Harvard? Did you stay in touch with each other—and with the University? Is dropping out a less viable option, in today's economy and under current college admissions conditions, than it was in the Sixties? Is it to the detriment of today's universities and society that fewer students choose such non-linear paths?

See what other readers are saying, and then join the conversation by sharing a story or an opinion. (This discussion is moderated, so your comment may not appear immediately.)

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