Thursday, December 19, 2013

What Is Wrong At Harvard?

A few days ago I posted about "Harvard Syndrome", the belief that if you're good enough to get into Harvard then you're good enough to get an A (or even good enough to graduate).  Perhaps this guy didn't expect his A:
The Harvard sophomore who feds say admitted to emailing the bomb threats that threw the campus into exam-day disarray is “a smart guy,” his roommate told the Herald — even though investigators say his digital footsteps led them directly to his dorm room within hours of the hoax.

Eldo Kim, 20, was face-to-face with investigators inside his Quincy House quad about 9 p.m. Monday, his roommate said — slightly more than 12 hours after feds allege Kim emailed police, administrators and the student newspaper warning of “shrapnel bombs” in four buildings.

Federal investigators said in an affidavit that Kim was set to take a test at 9 a.m. Monday in Emerson Hall, one of the buildings referenced in the email, and that Kim told an FBI agent and a Harvard campus cop that “he was motivated by a desire to avoid a final exam.”

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