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Do you non-Ivy Leaguers feel inadequate?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Connemara, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    In the end, it's always about the clothes.
    Not that kind of lawyer. Too bad, as I wouldn't mind doing some indigent defense work. One can only have so many shirts, and I'm quite happy with what I fished out of Henri Piscine and from Noiret.


    Don't bitch, at least you have an H&K store where you live, I'm relegated to buy CT shirts due to the damn exchange rate / lack of H&K sales on this side of the pond.

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    It always amuses me how some non-Ivy Leaguers make obviously stupid conclusions based mostly on anecdotal evidence about how they have been unimpressed with the Ivy Leaguers they have met.


    Why is it so stupid? I guess I just need to trust you? My own experiences going to school with Ivy league grads, working at an ivy league institution, and working with ivy league grads needs to be disregarded because it's not scientific? Come to your own conclusions-- that's totally fine, but I feel totally justified in my point of view even if it is "stupid".
     


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    Was that for Feynman?

    Feynman wasn't at Cal. Parking spaces are much better than what UCSB did for its physics Nobel Prize winner a couple of years ago: a big plastic sign hung across one of its buildings that said "Congratulations Nobel Prize Winners!" Classy.

    Architecturally, I think the east coast schools as a group have got it more together than the west coast schools.

    --Andre
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Architecturally, I think the east coast schools as a group have got it more together than the west coast schools.

    --Andre


    Harvard and Yale have their moments, but overall don't do it for me. Columbia is spectacular. UVA is also lovely.
     


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    Stanfurd looks like an office park for Initech.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Feynman wasn't at Cal. Parking spaces are much better than what UCSB did for its physics Nobel Prize winner a couple of years ago: a big plastic sign hung across one of its buildings that said "Congratulations Nobel Prize Winners!" Classy.

    Architecturally, I think the east coast schools as a group have got it more together than the west coast schools.

    --Andre


    Well, yeah:

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    Jon.
     


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    Why is it so stupid? I guess I just need to trust you? My own experiences going to school with Ivy league grads, working at an ivy league institution, and working with ivy league grads needs to be disregarded because it's not scientific? Come to your own conclusions-- that's totally fine, but I feel totally justified in my point of view even if it is "stupid".

    Well, your original post wasn't exactly a model of clarity and seemed to be based more on emotion than logic (I could have sworn that I heard you grinding your teeth when you wrote it). So it would be helpful if you stated your claim precisely. Who knows, it might not be as ridiculous as some of the language in your first post made it seem.
     


  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    If we wanna talk pretty campuses, let's talk about Pepperdine.

    Georgetown, Colgate & Vassar are also gorgeous.
     


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    People get into ivy league schools because of what they did in high school (and money, connections, etc.). 'nuff said.
     


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    If we wanna talk pretty campuses, let's talk about Pepperdine.

    Never been there. Have you been to Cambridge, Mass?

    Jon.
     


  11. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Never been there. Have you been to Cambridge, Mass? Jon.
    Yeah and IMO Harvard is not all that great.
     


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    Yeah and IMO Harvard is not all that great.

    Are you talking about the school (education) or the campus?

    Jon.
     


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    Well, your original post wasn't exactly a model of clarity and seemed to be based more on emotion than logic (I could have sworn that I heard you grinding your teeth when you wrote it). So it would be helpful if you stated your claim precisely. Who knows, it might not be as ridiculous as some of the language in your first post made it seem.

    Ha! I wrote the first post pretty unemotionally...maybe you were the one grinding your teeth? Maybe I should have considered how thought out my argument would have to be to suggest that the golden calf of the Ivy League is something of a false god... I thought people wouldn't really have taken issue quite as much as they did.
     


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    Never been there. Have you been to Cambridge, Mass?

    Jon.


    Completely different architecture (obviously). I really like both.

    Pepperdine has incredible views of the Pacific. Actually, one school with a beautiful campus that doesn't get enough publicity is UC Santa Cruz.
     


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    Ha! I wrote the first post pretty unemotionally...maybe you were the one grinding your teeth? Maybe I should have considered how thought out my argument would have to be to suggest that the golden calf of the Ivy League is something of a false god... I thought people wouldn't really have taken issue quite as much as they did.

    Well, I trying trying to cut you a break by suggesting that your post was written in the heat of passion. You still haven't precisely stated your claim.
     


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