New York Times Parodies the excessively competitive admissions process

A column in the New York Times education section announces that Stanford has become unequivocally the most competitive college in the country, likely the world, by accepting no one into the current class. The article explains Stanford's perspective:  “We had exceptional applicants, yes, but not a single student we couldn’t live without,” said a Stanford administrator who requested anonymity. “In the stack of applications that I reviewed, I didn’t see any gold medalists from the last Olympics — Summer or Winter Games — and while there was a 17-year-old who’d performed surgery, it wasn’t open-heart or a transplant or anything like that. She’ll thrive at Yale.”