Were You On the Dorm Crew?

Were you on dorm crew?  I suspect your answer to that question might tell me much about you, perhaps more than you care to reveal.

I was on dorm crew — the best paying campus job I could find at Amherst College.  In fact, I believe I was only the second woman to be on the crew.  I was in the third coed class at Amherst, after all.

Dorm crew, seen from one perspective, is the flip side of college admissions-gate, the dirty underbelly of how elite schools only begrudgingly make room for those who are not well-sponsored or well-connected, and certainly not well off.

So, were you on dorm crew?   

 

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