This is just fabulous:
The elite academic circles that [Ted] Cruz was now traveling in began to rub off. As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn’t been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale. Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz’s law-school roommates: “He said he didn’t want anybody from ‘minor Ivies’ like Penn or Brown.”
It’s understandable; in grad school, I refused to study with anyone who had an undergrad degree from the minor Pac-12 schools, like Arizona State or Oregon.