Malaysian Government Freaking Out Over Harvard Admissions, Or Lack Thereof

10,000 miles away from Cambridge, the Harvard Class of 2016 has become a heated political talking point. Yes, that’s right, Harvard’s recently released admission numbers are adding to already turbulent political turmoil in Malaysia, currently undergoing an education emergency. What could possibly be so contentious to spark outrage from leading members of the Malaysian government?

For the second year in a row, Harvard did not accept anyone from Malaysia. Worse, none of Malaysia’s applicants this year were even worth interviewing. Ouch, guys. Read the rest of this entry »