Pages

Helen Vendler on Admitting and Nurturing Creative Undergraduates

‘We are eager to harbor the next Homer, the next Kant, or the next Dickinson.’ Will Harvard admit the most promising students?
0

Helen Vendler on Admitting and Nurturing Creative Undergraduates Porter University Professor Helen Vendler, the preeminent poetry critic, has served on the faculty’s undergraduate admissions committee. Given contemporary admissions processes and pressures, she recalls ‘wondering how well T.S. Eliot (who had to do a preparatory year at Milton Academy before he …