Sorry to hear about the rejections. Harvard isn't a bad punishment though. I think what will ultimately cheer you up comes when Roy Williams wins his first national title next month.
"I was on 3 waitlists and I miraculously got in 2 of the schools. I called both dean of admissions to plead my case, I sent in a letter to both telling them why their school was my first choice, and I sent in an additional letter of recommendation. For one school I was lucky because my mom's friend knew the dean and gave him a call. That probably helped."
pookie:i am still planning to visit usc on admitted students day. are you going to be there? i guess you probably won't, but it would be nice to meet you there! i'm not really considering usc as an option, but i bought the plane tickets before i heard from harvard, and it's gonna be a great excuse for me and two of my girlfriends to lay out on the beach when we should be in class!