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THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST
Austin Murphy
January 30, 1989
Harvard players take their studies as seriously as they do their top ranking
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January 30, 1989

The Best And The Brightest

Harvard players take their studies as seriously as they do their top ranking

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Only Melrose seemed refreshed at the end of the trip. "I'm just glad to be here," he is fond of saying. A native of Red Deer, Alberta, he transferred to Harvard two years ago from North Dakota.

Melrose recently got a D-plus on an English paper, with an option to rewrite it. He took the essay to Harvard's Writing Center, where he got advice on research, organization and grammar. Twelve hours of work later, he resubmitted the paper, and his professor bumped his grade up to a C.

But Melrose is not discouraged. "Actually," he says, "my writing is really coming along." As Cleary might say, "What else is he there for?"

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