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Chasms of Class at Harvard

May 12, 2009
 

Harvard University has had notable success in recent years at attracting more students from low-income backgrounds. But even as the university offers generous aid packages that cover all official expenses, students without money find themselves in a series of awkward social and financial situations, The Boston Globe reported. The article looked at the gaps between students who use laundry services and those who wait at the washing machines in the dormitory basements, or those who tell fellow choir members that male students should have tuxedos for a concert, and those who not only don't have a tux, but lack the funds to rent one.

 

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