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Ivy League

1. noun The collective name for the group of eight prestigious universities located in the Northeastern US, including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale. Meredith really wants to go to a school in the Ivy League, but I doubt she has good enough grades.
2. adjective Referring to those universities. Meredith really wants to go to an Ivy League school, but I doubt she has good enough grades.
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Ivy League

A preppy clothing style. Named for the athletic federation of Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale, “Ivy League” described a 1950s and '60s men's fashion: pants with no pleats and a buckle in the rear. The buckle could be used to expand or shorten the waist fit, although it was primarily for adornment. There were also British-influence narrow-brim caps that had a buckle in the back. Why “Ivy League”? The schools were considered (at least by some) to be sophisticated, elite, and thus worthy of emulation, an attitude that their students did little to disabuse.
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While the element of status associated with an Ivy League degree is undeniable, a salient question is whether or not an Ivy League graduate is any better equipped to perform in his/her chosen discipline than someone with a similar degree from UCLA, Penn State, Cal-Berkeley or any other accredited North American or western European university.
The prestige that you would receive from attending an Ivy League school matters less than what you do with your education.
As the presenting sponsor, Citizens Bank will have a significant presence throughout all facets of the first-ever Ivy League Basketball Tournaments--on television and radio with the Ivy League's media partners ESPN and Westwood One, respectively, as well as on-site at the Palestra and digitally on the Ivy League Digital Network.
He said: "We were very lucky in The Ivy League because we slowly evolved into a cabaret act in the early Seventies, simply to survive.
Free copies of "Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory" are available for download on the Ivy League Edge website until April 14, 2015.
But Ivy League has yet another, lesser known, utility--one made plain by the 1962 and 2013 ads shown here: It's a handy, slap-on tradition (easily evoked with a few key props) that can take an ordinary clothing brand and give it the rarified air of a Fitzgerald novel.
The Union Gapuk will perform Number One single Young Girl, Lady Willpower, Woman Woman, Over You, while The Ivy League, with Dave Buckley, will be singing Funny How Love Can Be, Tossing & Turning, That's Why I'm Crying.
Padron has received many important awards and accolades during his more than four decades in higher education, but he recently received a very special distinction from Princeton University: an honorary doctorate conferred during the Ivy League institution's commencement.
"At one Ivy League university last year, for example, there were approximately 2,600 international applications, but only 3 per cent were from the Middle East."
American universities have reported a significant rise in the amount of UK applicants for some of their most prestigious Ivy League schools.
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Sydney, Mar 23, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Ivy League Executive Education has established itself in the Asia / Pacific region with its flagship Essential Leadership Skills series after 13 years servicing North America through its related US organisation, The Ivy Faculty Consortium.
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Between 2006 and 2009, the annual ACUI Intercollegiate Clay arget Championships has seen a 40 percent increase in participation, with 37 schools and 337 clay target shooters competing in [the spring 2009] championship." To help this trend continue, NSSF recently awarded $109,000 in grants to help develop and improve the shooting sports at 16 colleges and universities, from Ivy League Harvard to smaller schools such as Kansas' Fort Hays State University.