asks an interest question as he returns from his 25th class reunion at Harvard.
[W]ho was running admissions in the spring of 1974, and [is] the bias that was applied then is being applied today? It is hard to imagine any fair process resulting in a body of 1600 that cast only 22% of its votes for George W. Bush, and which has only a 17% Republican registration.
There's more in this piece
. I think part of the answer is that SAT or no SAT, Harvard is still able to choose admissions by something akin to the old-boy's network