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Zara Kessler

The Right Way to Inflate Harvard Grades

The number of A's awarded at colleges and universities around the country has risen significantly in recent decades. But grades still matter.

Some news out of Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University students get A's. Lots and lots of A's!

The revelation came at a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences last week; the Harvard Crimson reported on the dramatic scene between Harvey Mansfield, a professor infamous for his long-standing crusade against grade inflation, and Jay Harris, dean of undergraduate education: