First, there was a love letter in The Tech (the school paper) from a Wellsley/Boston University/Harvard alum about how much she loves MIT--the open environment, the collaboration, the lack of bureaucracy (sometimes). She did a good job capturing some of the reasons why I love MIT as well. For example:
You made yourself an open playground. Literally, your buildings are always open. You can easily find an open classroom for students and friends to gather to brainstorm startup ideas. This is quite different from Harvard where even if you are a student, you are often met with locked doors.Also, I know there are tons of different school rankings and I don't put too much stock into them, but recently MIT took #1 for best university in the world.
If you wanted to cheer along, here's the MIT Beaver Call:
I'm a beaver. You're a beaver. We are beavers all.
And when we get together, we do the beaver call!
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