Dating for ivy league graduates
Thomas Cooper, an Oxford alumnus and University of Pennsylvania faculty member, became the second president of the South Carolina college.The founders of the University of California came from Yale, hence the school colors of University of California are Yale Blue and California Gold.Seven out of the eight Ivy League schools were founded before the American Revolution; Cornell was founded just after the American Civil War.
The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group beyond the sports context.
Students have long revered the ivied walls of older colleges.
"Planting the ivy" was a customary class day ceremony at many colleges in the 1800s.
In 1801, a majority of the first board of trustees for what became the University of South Carolina were Princeton alumni.
They appointed Jonathan Maxcy, a Brown graduate, as the university's first president.