Cambridge Things to Do

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    Picnic in Harvard Yard

    by mayafly Written Jun 8, 2005

    If the weather's nice, escape the hustle and bustle of Harvard Square by grabbing a sandwich at a place like Au Bon Pain (right by the subway stop) and ducking into the cool green space of Harvard University's main campus, known as Harvard Yard.

    Rub founder John Harvard's foot for luck!
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    MIT Campus

    by kek4la Written Apr 25, 2004

    For all the geekiness of its students, MIT is still an interesting place. In the is Killian Court, the main court at MIT, nice place to play volleyball or freesbee, at least while the weather is good, which is pretty rare during at academic year in this part of USA.

    Killian Court
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    Stata Center

    by kek4la Written Apr 25, 2004

    A very talked about project that, Stata Center at MIT, is now finally open and construction work is scheduled to end this autumn(2004).
    Stata Center, designed by famous the Frank Gehry, is the new headquarters of the Computer Science department from MIT. The timming of the project wasn't the best, in a period when MIT's endowment is decreasing and living costs increase in Cambridge, the building is said to have absorbed some 300million $. Also, the work has always been behind schedule, giving the MIT students the impression of a neverending project.
    MIT has always been known to be architecture avantgardist, and Stata Center is no exception. Some complain about its total lack of functionality, bold angles and colors. Yet, some students appreciate its daring look.

    Stata Center
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    Harvard University

    by meteorologist1 Written Aug 28, 2003

    Harvard University is the oldest university in North America founded in 1636. It is also one of the top ranking universities in the United States; in fact, #1 ranked by US News. It is a selective university with only an acceptance rate of 11% (according to US News's Best Colleges 2004). You as the visitor should visit its beautiful campus. The Harvard Yard is the place to see Harvard's historic buildings as well as the statue of John Harvard. The campus is worth a visit.

    Harvard University
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    Widener Library

    by meteorologist1 Written Aug 28, 2003

    Built in 1914, Harvard University's Widener Library is the world's largest academic library. The library contains 3.2 million volumes on more than 50 miles of bookshelves. You must have a Harvard ID to enter the library though. The library building is huge on the outside. And there are lots of steps leading to the entrance.

    Widener Library, Harvard University.
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    MIT

    by meteorologist1 Updated Aug 29, 2003

    MIT is another top ranking university (#4 according to U.S. News's Best Colleges 2004) and is very strong in science and technology. The beautiful campus is located right by the Charles River in Cambridge where you can get a good view of the city of Boston. There are some nice architecture on campus. I also recommend the "MIT Museum" (see link) where you can see a lot of scientific research and discoveries. Among them is the research into building a robot and exploration of Artificial Intelligence -- very interesting. A must see.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    Take a walk around the yard

    by shohman Written Jan 2, 2006

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    Harvard yard has been around for over 200 years. It's a nice walk to stroll through the yard and look at the old buildings that so many great men and women have learned and taught.

    Harvard Yard

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    VISIT M.I.T.

    by Rich62 Updated May 28, 2008

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    THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY is also in Cambridge.
    I think this unusual building is part of the M.I.T. campus, and is called the "Stata Center." I have no idea what that means.

    ITS NOT FALLING DOWN, IT JUST LOOKS THAT WAY
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  • MIT

    by caelle Written Mar 28, 2005

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    One of the famous Engineering University in the world.... For those who are driving, it is hard to get a parking space around the area.... most are reserved parking...

    MIT
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    Stained Glass Windows of Annenberg Hall

    by yooperprof Written Jun 13, 2004

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    This is not the only stained glass at Memorial Hall; there's also a beautiful rose window which is dedicated to the Soldiers of the Union Army.

    Hall of Fame
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    Peabody Museum

    by el_ruso Updated Aug 25, 2005

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    This is a great museum which offers a collection of bones or prehistoric and modern animals, including a huge whale hanging from the ceiling.

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    MIT

    by el_ruso Written Aug 25, 2005

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    MIT is the other famous college. Its campus is much more modern, being a testament to its more down to earth and dynamic attitude.

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    Go see Harvard University. ...

    by Yubert Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Go see Harvard University. This is a picture of Baker Library at Harvard's Business School campus, just across the Charles River.

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    Tour the M.I.T. Campus & see the Bubble Machine

    by RhondaRuth Written Dec 17, 2003

    This is the bubble machine on the main campus between the Mathematics & Physics Departments. If you watch it too long it can become fascinating ... hypnotic!

    Bubble Machine at MIT

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