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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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    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.
     
  2. bslo

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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.
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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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.
     
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    Connemara Senior member

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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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    imageWIS Senior member

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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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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    Jon.


    Don't feed the troll.
     
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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.


    This thread is to some extent about emotion. Should you feel inferior to ivy leaguers? The answer (in my opinion): no. I think the intelligence and "superiority" of their graduates is at best overrated and also highly subjective. As others have said-- most of us have a myriad of personal examples of people going to a state school and doing on par just as well if not better than ivy leaguers. Stop attacking my "clarity". I thank my personal god you are not my law school professor...[​IMG]
     
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    Don't feed the troll.

    Con disculpas.

    Jon.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Con disculpas.

    Jon.

    El gato de Ricardo...

    You know the rest.
     
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    This thread is to some extent about emotion. Should you feel inferior to ivy leaguers? The answer (in my opinion): no. I think the intelligence and "superiority" of their graduates is at best overrated and also highly subjective. As others have said-- most of us have a myriad of personal examples of people going to a state school and doing on par just as well if not better than ivy leaguers. Stop attacking my "clarity". I thank my personal god you are not my law school professor...[​IMG]

    Well, I was going to retort that I thank god you were/are not my student, but, having reconsidered, I accept your position. You intended to make a point (vague and unclear as it was) based on emotion and not logic or reason. You did that and it should be evaluated for what it is worth.
     
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    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.

    Spare me your law professor bullshit buddy.
     
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    El gato de Ricardo...

    You know the rest.


    Indeed.

    Jon.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another thread derailed by lawyers.
     
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    Well, I was going to state that I thank god you were/are not my student, but I accept your position. You intended to make a point (vague and unclear as it was) based on emotion and not logic or reason. You did that and it should be evaluated for what it is worth.

    You must be a joy. The whole world is yours to review and critique. I am unsure if you even have a counter argument to my arguments at this point, so it appears you shift gears to attacking the "clarity" of my argument.
     
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    If we wanna talk pretty campuses, let's talk about Pepperdine.

    Georgetown, Colgate & Vassar are also gorgeous.


    And, I.U. Bloomington:

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