Loren Pope Touted 'No Name' Colleges in a Brand-Name World

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One night in 1999, a few hundred high-school students and parents packed the ballroom of a Boston hotel. There, they heard Loren Pope lean into a microphone and say the unthinkable.

Harvard University, he proclaimed, was a "gyp joint."


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