Lions, Tigers, and…Bulldogs? An unofficial guide to the legends and lore of the Ivy League
You may know that Harvard was the first college in the United States or that Penn is the oldest university. You may even know that the Yale mascot is named Handsome Dan or that Brown's first bear was named Helen. Perhaps you are aware that Princeton has a battleship and an asteroid named for it or that Cornell's colors inspired the design for Campbell's soup. And who can forget that “Animal House” was written by a Dartmouth grad and that the atomic bomb was developed at Columbia?
But did you know that one of these schools once had a burro for a mascot and another an orange man? Or that students at two of them throw food at sporting events? Do you know where students can request songs to be played on the campus bell tower, which school uses Pantone 290 for its official color, and which has the oldest continuously-published daily student newspaper?
All this and more can be learned in Matt Robinson’s new book, Lions, Tigers, and…Bulldogs? An unofficial guide to the legends and lore of the Ivy League.
About the Author, Matt Robinson:
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who is married to a Dartmouth alumnus and the son of a Brown graduate, Matt Robinson has been steeped in Ivy League culture for most of his life. A professional writer, editor, and educator for over 20 years, Matt has also developed a profound curiosity about all things education-related and knack for remembering and sharing stories about many schools. While much of Matt's most recent research has gone into this book, hundreds of more pieces can be seen at www.TheRobinsonReporter.com.