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Ivy League

by Angela R.

Planting the Ivy

You've probably heard of the term "ivy league" to describe elite universities in the US, but do you know where the term comes from? Seven of the eight ivy league universities were founded before the American Revolution. They all had a class ceremony called "Planting the Ivy", and at one university graduating seniors started planting ivy at a university building each spring. This started a tradition among these universities.