Re: Ivy League

Rebecca Slitt (
9 Jan 1995 05:31:41 GMT

I think the IV-Ivy connection was originally linked to sports -- American
collegiate athletics are divided into Division I, II, and III. The way I
heard the story, the Ivies were (and mostly still are) not much match for
the other colleges athletically! (I can say this 'cause I go to Yale!:).
So they were kind of in a "class by themselves" -- Division IV.
About the Ivy League being a WASP thing -- well, it certainly
started out that way, and there are still plenty of "good old boys"
around. But fortunately the Ivy League has gotten much more diverse in
recent years.


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