Why the press can't get enough of Harvard or Yale murders.

Media criticism.
Sept. 17 2009 7:30 PM

Murder Draped in Ivy

Why the press can't get enough of Harvard or Yale murders.

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I envied people who attended Harvard until I met Slate's Timothy Noah, who graduated cum laude in 1980. Whom do you regard as the least impressive Harvard or Yale graduate? Send nominations to slate.pressbox@gmail.com. I Twitter several times a day—so stop by and graze. (E-mail may be quoted by name in "The Fray," Slate's readers' forum; in a future article; or elsewhere unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

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Corrections, Sept. 18, 2009: This article originally misspelled the first name of Suzanne Jovin. (Return to the corrected sentence.)

This article also originally misspelled the last name of Greta Van Susteren. ( Return to the corrected sentence.)

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