Kimball’s really onto something today:

If the goal is to achieve a more equal society, why don’t we have a Presidential Directive changing the name of every institution of higher education in the United States to “Harvard University.” In order to have the desired effect, employers, graduate schools, etc., would also be prohibited, on pain of being charged with a hate crime, of inquiring which particular branch of Harvard anyone was graduated from. (A further inducement to equality: acceptance at any of the nearly 4000 Harvard campuses across the country would henceforth entail graduation four years later.) Result? Everyone gets the Harvard education we think they deserve.

Sounds…good! While we’re at it, it’s clearly time that my campus library be upgraded to Widener status. And don’t forget to include the Houghton.

Also, given my recent crush on Hawksmoor, why not a bit of a redesign to the campus while we’re at it? Clearly I should have an office in a building that looks not unlike this:

All Souls

And my walk to class might be made to resemble this, por favor:


Bring on the radical egalitarianism. Or, let them have architecture?