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The Ivy League

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Rose Yacoub Yousif

on 13 February 2012

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Transcript of The Ivy League

= Athletic group of eight private institutions of higher education the most prestigious universities
in the world Often ranked amongst the best
universities in the US
and worldwide Aside from Cornell University:
all of them founded in colonial period Differences between each university:
- academic focus
- size of undergraduate enrollment
- size of overall campus
- field and location of campus - annual celebration of achievements by black Americans

- time for recognizing central role of African Americans in U.S. history

- grew out of Negro History Week stands for
- academic excellence
- selectivity in admissions
- social elitism Undergraduate enrollments: 4.000-14.000 name explanation (1) : ivy as allusion for vegetation of building old universities - Larger than typical private liberal arts college
- Smaller than a typical public state university Financial endowments: $2.2 - $25.6 billion Brown Harvard largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world name explanation (2): originally only 4 universities belonging to Ivy league - Ivy = Phonetic of roman IV (=4)
- Term for football-league Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton
- Brown Cornell, Pennsylvania, Dartmouth college : at first opponents of this league, but beginning of the 20th century part of compoun
Historical background: 1945 the eight universities allied to football-league called “Ivy Group Agreement” -> 1954 expansion for all athletic competitions between those institutions What they have in common:
- certain policies
- high academic standards
- historic pedigrees
- compete in the same athletic conference brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson, other prominent African Americans in 1926 Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month Other countries (e.g. Canada, UK) also have a special month for celebrating black history 1663 1701 1740 1746 1754 1764 1769 1865 a brief reference, explicit or indirect, to a person, place or event, or to another literary work or passage way of pronunciation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_League
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