Charlotte tells me that the Haverford raison d'etre article won't load on her computer, so I'm posting it here. It think it works as a teaching mantra as well as an explication of at least one sort of academic underachievement.
P.S. I know that "etre" should have a circumflex, but I have no idea how to make that happen. HTML ignorance is like enforced bad spelling, and I'm embarrassed.