It's called "politics." Just wait until we get a new president, his/her preference may be students from Boston University or Boalt. I'd be surprised to learn that the top students at Harvard and Yale would want to make a living for such a meager sum of money anyway.
::quietly sobs in the corner::
(Just for the record, I am very much against the current administration.)
Just like this firing of U.S. Attorneys. It should be a non-story!