Among the star-studded list of students Yale University admitted in 2005 was Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, an Afghani nationalist and the former deputy foreign secretary of the Taliban. The New York Times profiled Rahmatullah in a Sunday magazine feature last month. If you go by the numbers, Rahmatullah falls well short of most Ivy League benchmarks. He never took the SAT. His formal education ended in fourth grade, and his extra-curricular r

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