I just had and interview in which the interviewer accused the college I went to of "grade padding," (i.e. giving students higher grades than deserved in order to give students a leg up in their future exploits). I took the comment calmly, not wanting to get into an argument with my interviewer, but now that I've been thinking about it I wish I had said something. For one thing, the accusation is just not true. The only thing I can think of which might explain this comment is the general grade inflation that exists at all colleges, by which the "gentelman's C" has become the "gentelperson's B". I think the interviewer must be coming from the old school, or else he was just bitter. btw, the schools he accused of grade padding were cornell and dartmouth. Just needed to vent that.