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post #46 of 281
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
This forum is obviously overpopulated by college and post-college people. After a couple of years, nobody gives a shit where you went to college, even you.

+1.
post #47 of 281
[quote=RJman;961317]I've never heard of anyone with an Ivy degree giving someone else grief about not having attended an Ivy League school, outside of something like a Fitzgerald novel.
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I was at a party once where when a small group (3-4 out of 25) of Harvard alumni and current (law) students discovered they were all related, as such, they ignored everyone else to the point of literally ignoring anyone trying to join their conversation. It was rude and clearly based on the school.

It can happen and it is the only time I've seen it happen. Could be coincidence since I've plenty of perfectly nice Ivy-educated folks.


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post #48 of 281
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
If by losers you mean hippies, I have to somewhat disagree. No one at Brown is actually a hippy or remotely bohemian. The school is riddled by more Long Island kids in North Face fleeces and Burberry scarves than anything else. Only the really rich kids get all granola, and only until they graduate.
Why should loser = hippy? You're betraying your U. Chicago side. Tch tch tch...
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
I've never heard of anyone with an Ivy degree giving someone else grief about not having attended an Ivy League school, outside of something like a Fitzgerald novel.
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I was at a party once where when a small group (3-4 out of 25) of Harvard alumni and current (law) students discovered they were all related, as such, they ignored everyone else to the point of literally ignoring anyone trying to join their conversation. It was rude and clearly based on the school.

It can happen and it is the only time I've seen it happen. Could be coincidence since I've plenty of perfectly nice Ivy-educated folks.


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Then there are the football chants to inferior schools when said Ivy team is losing badly: "That's alright, that's okay, you'll be working for us some day."
post #50 of 281
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Why should loser = hippy?

I'm confused. I thought they were synonymous.

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You're betraying your Chicago side. Tch tch tch...

I know, I know. Repressing the Brown in me is a real problem. Inevitably, the tide will force the gates open. I'll want to talk about feelings and begin attaching the prefix 'meta' to everything I say. No one will understand me and I'll blame it on their blinding adherence to the patriarchy and Starbucks coffee. Then I'll weep.

I should plant a tree every now and then to keep things under control.
post #51 of 281
Having gone to a non-ivy thats usually ranked above many of the ivys I would say there's definitely a "Harvard, Princeton, Yale" bias, beyond that not so much.
post #52 of 281
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Repressing the Brown in me is a real problem.
Maybe you need more fibre in your diet. Or are you talking about serving time in prison?
post #53 of 281
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Maybe you need more fibre in your diet. Or are you talking about serving time in prison?

Let me clarify: (1) Brown is all about eating more fiber, so long as it comes from a sustainable crop, and (2) Brown is also all about going to prison, because criminals are victims of the confluent forces that shape them (unless the criminal is wealthy or white).
post #54 of 281
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He is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, a school far from mediocre (to say the least). We got to talking about college and he mentioned that a fair number of his classmates . . . and that they've developed a pretty serious inferiority complex.

I also went to a 'Public Ivy' and have developed an inferiority complex. Maybe he read too much southern literature and Faulkner while at UVA?

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Maybe you need more fibre in your diet. Or are you talking about serving time in prison?

That's funny. I hadn't laughed that hard in a while.
post #56 of 281
probably depends on what field you're in and if you're talking about undergrad/grad school.

in my first job i worked with a bunch of people from mit and cornell and we were all in the same boat. so in that case, no it didn't matter.

where it does probably does matter is what kind of doors it initially opens for you. i'm sure equal gpa and major someone would be more inclined to give an interview to a yale graduated as opposed to some local state school. but, once you're in it's all about personal performance.




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I think the whole "Does the Ivy League really matter?" question is settled (it doesn't) but how do you feel about it?
post #57 of 281
If you feel inadequate, it must be for much more significant reasons than the f**king college you attended. Grow some ba**s and take charge. Or, are you just going to go through life acting like some kind of silly academic victim???
post #58 of 281
Can I nominate this for the dumb threads forum? We need some diversity in there anyway. They get boring.
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That's funny. I hadn't laughed that hard in a while.
"If it's Brown flush it down!" -- Cornell saying.
post #60 of 281
As a Balliol man and a Greatsman, it's hard for me to feel "inadequate" to compared to anyone as far as formal education goes. However, I hold formal education in considerable disdain.

Compared to a good plumber, who can do useful stuff like clear clogged pipes and probably makes about three or four times as much money as I do, I feel very inadequate.
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