A group of eight of the supposed most prestigious schools in the United States.
An athletically superior conference a century ago that has faded into obscurity as state schools nation-wide have bolstered their athletic programs.
Similar to athletics, other schools are slowly catching up academically.
At present, the term "Ivy League" has a negative connotation, and insinuates old money snobbishness or antisocial behavior.
The applicant attended Brown University of the Ivy League, so naturally he got the job over the better-qualified UCONN grad.
Ted: "Man, I didn't get into Harvard. No Ivy League for me..."
Bill: "Who cares. Go to BU across the river, experience their diversity, and get a better education."
Will: "Want to go to the Princeton-Yale football game? Classic Ivy League matchup..."
Tommy: "Are you kidding? If I wanted to be bored to death by a three-to-nothing game I'd watch soccer on TV."
Francis: "I had a 4.0 GPA, was the student body president of my class, and hoped to go Ivy League, but I still didn't get into Columbia..."
Sean: "Obviously you didn't. Your last name isn't Kennedy."
The Unabomber earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1962.
Jack: "Look at that sociopath over there talking to himself about philosophical dilemmas."
Jill: "I guess there's a reason why Cornell has the highest suicide rate in the nation..."