At the time, Harvard accepted about one of every nine applicants.(Nowadays, it only takes one out of twenty.)I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.“There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, told me.Although the moon appears perfectly round, it is not.
Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society.
I would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, “The Price of Admission.” I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor.
Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful.
My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their under-achieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations.
It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged .5 million to Harvard University in 1998, not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school.