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Ivy League


It is rather smug how Harvard alumni, when asked where they went to school, respond with, "In Boston."


Although Yale has a good law school, Yale itself can feel more like a retirement community for geniuses than a stimulating university: The great Yale faculty members get tenure there decades after doing their brilliant work elsewhere.

Ivy League

The Ivy League universities happen to be good schools, but academics has nothing to do with the Ivy League: the Ivy League was founded as a football league and still today remains merely an intercollegiate athletic league.


It's curious how, when people list the Ivy League schools, they tend to forget Dartmouth.

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