Is the Media One Big Ivy Reunion? At 'New York,' Definitely.


The new New York has a front-of-book squib covering the coverage of the recent ouster of Harvard president Larry Summers. The facts are this: The Crimson's Summers reporter, Zachary Seward, spent so much time covering the president he failed a class and was suspended; no longer a student he couldn't continue as the student paper's managing editor; but no hard feelings, instead he got a co-byline on the Wall Street Journal's Summers story, which scooped everyone else — including Seward's pals on the Crimson. Did Seward feel bad about competing against his fellow students? Not at all, he told New York's reporter, Ben Mathis-Lilley: "Isn't the media a big Ivy League reunion anyway?"

Oh, Zachary, you don't know the half of it. That photo above? Exhumed from the Crimson archive, it's reporter Mathis-Lilley, now a New York editorial assistant, flanked by New York associate editor and crown prince Ben Wasserstein, Summers, and some other Crimson kid, all relaxing after a refreshing few sets of tennis.

More Summers/Wasserstein/Mathis-Lilley/other kid photos are after the jump.

Is the Media One Big Ivy Reunion? At 'New York,' Definitely.


Ben Wasserstein actually is too rich and too thin.

Is the Media One Big Ivy Reunion? At 'New York,' Definitely.


Summers: "I'll show you some innate abilities."

Is the Media One Big Ivy Reunion? At 'New York,' Definitely.


Mathis-Lilley: "Yes! I'll get a piece out of this some day!"

Suspended Student Gets Summers Scoop [NYM]
Fifteen-Love [Harvard Crimson]