Harvard – Not What It Used To Be?

“For the past three decades, Harvard’s reputation for preeminence has not always reflected reality in Cambridge. Who now thinks Harvard is better in engineering than MIT or Caltech? Who thinks Harvard’s Law School, hobbled by rancorous dissent, is better than Yale’s, Virginia’s, or Stanford’s? Its Philosophy Department, once the home of William James, C.I. Lewis, and W.V.O. Quine, is now typically ranked below departments at Michigan and Pittsburgh. Harvard’s relative decline is not entirely its own fault.”