Some traditions are better kept in the past

Diversity-appreciation is not quite as old as the university itself…

“A popular college song of the late 1910s went:
‘Oh, Harvard’s run by millionaires
And Yale is run by booze
Cornell is run by farmers’ sons
Columbia’s run by Jews
So give a cheer for Baxter Street
Another one for Pell
And when the little sheenies die
Their souls will go to hell.'”

For more information on anti-semitism in the university, read Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale by Dan Oren or Jerome Karabel’s The Chosen.