WOMAN (to Rory): We have a son just a bit older than you.
MAN: He’s not good enough for her.
WOMAN: Oh, Dave. He’s a freshman at Brown.
MAN: He majors in MTV.

Brown University is a private Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1764, and was the first university to accept students regardless of their religion. It became fully co-educational in 1971 when its women’s college, Pembroke, merged with the university.

Brown is well regarded in the liberal arts, and its students were rated the happiest of any at American universities. It has a reputation for being free-spirited and iconoclastic, which fits in with the son taking (what sounds like) self-directed cultural studies.

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