Novels and memoirs attest this sense, as a social elite; to some degree independent of the actual schools.
, the first Discussions regarding the founding of a college in the began as early as 1704, at which time wrote to the , the missionary arm of the , persuading the society that was an ideal community in which to establish a college.
Columnist opined that "Voters inclined to loathe and fear elite Ivy League schools rarely make fine distinctions between Yale and Harvard.
winner and member of the , Former students include and , , , and world champion women's weightlifter.
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It oversees the welfare and academic freedom of the faculty and the welfare of students.