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Harvard + MIT

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I just got back from several days in Boston. It was my first time in the city and it’s not a bad place to visit, though I don’t think I would like living there very much, whether for work or for college. Boston’s kind of a sprawling mess with schools all over the place. I’m sure the college atmosphere is much more alive there (something that was quite lacking at my school), but now that I’ve visited Boston, I can appreciate the quiet, self-enclosed entity that is Johns Hopkins.

So yeah, I visited Harvard and MIT while I was there. My brother’s dorm room at Harvard is quite small and pitifully run down. I understand officials wanting to preserve the history and legacy of the buildings by not upgrading, but yeck, now I feel quite spoiled with the rooms I had. Call me unappreciative of art and history, and you would be quite correct.

Harvard Medical School

I’m not 100% sure of this statistic, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Harvard was the #1 most toured school in the country. There’s always groups of giant tour buses parked around the school with all the tourists curious to check out the students to see if they’re any “different”. Surely it must be distracting to go to school there and feel like you’re the exhibit!

The famous MIT “Great Dome”

MIT felt empty in comparison. Not much fun looking at nerds and geeks right? I kid, I kid.

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Written by Protocol Snow

May 26th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

Posted in School,Travel

  • Zach

    I think Boston is a love it or hate it kind of city. My wife and I joke that if we weren’t so concerned about being close to our families, we would quit our jobs and move there in a heartbeat. The city is sprawling, but you can at least navigate it with a car without all of the traffic jams a la NYC. Great food and great shopping are also a plus. I could definitely understand why Johns Hopkins has so much appeal, though.

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