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Ackman’s Harvard Admissions

Bill Ackman was as critical of Harvard’s admissions policies when he was an undergraduate as he is today as a billionaire tweeter.
Bill Ackman was as critical of Harvard’s admissions policies when he was an undergraduate as he is today as a billionaire tweeter. Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Getty Images
William D. Cohan
December 17, 2023

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed that billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has been on some sort of jihad against the three women who run (or ran) Harvard, his alma mater, M.I.T., and UPenn. His Twitter/X feed lately has been a nearly endless diatribe against what he perceives as the antisemitism and wokism that has invaded our elite college campuses.