They call it “Dropping the H-Bomb,’’ the moment when a Harvard graduate says where they went to school. It’s a loaded word. Everyone who has ever been a student at Harvard University - the school minted about 7,000 new graduates this month - is acutely aware of the perils of using it. Some flaunt it. Others hide from it. But they all must deal with the weird baggage that comes with the most prestigious, and perhaps most reviled, degree in higher education.
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