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September 9, 1982

“Its sort of funny bringing preppy to Vassar,” said Lisa Birnbach, co-author of The Official Preppy Handbook (1980), lecturing in the Chapel on “Prep 101: The Original Preppy Program.” “I’ve always thought Vassar brought preppy to the world.” “Apparently,” wrote Emily Whiting ’85, in The Miscellany News, “Vassar students are preppier than we would like to admit…. And didn’t Jackie Onassis and the brother of Lisa Birnbach…choose Vassar as their alma mater? Says Lisa Birbach, ‘the fact that Jackie went here means a lot to me.’ No comment regarding her brother.”

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