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Boston: E is for Education

Welcome to my third year participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year’s theme is BOSTON.

Today’s letter is E which will showcase Education.

Boston is home to 35 colleges and universities … most notably Boston College, Boston University, Berklee College of Music, Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, New England Conservatory of Music and… Harvard University.

Harvard University – the creme de la creme.
I had no chance of attending as an undergrad, but I
relished my time on campus as a visitor.

Widener Library
I imagined the smell of the stacks and
envisioned the reading room filled with students
sitting at long tables, hovering over their laptops,
writing the next great literary essay.

Statue of John Harvard – also known as the statue of three lies
1. It is not John Harvard
2. John  Harvard is not the founder of the university
3. The university was founded in 1636 (not 1638 as listed)
However… the superstition remains unchanged:
rub his foot on the way to class for good luck.

Havard Lampoon Building
I’m not quite sure of its significance.  but I love the animated face

I splurged and took the “Hahvahd” Tour – well worth the $$
Each tour guide is a current Harvard student.
Not only are the guides knowledgeable about the buildings
on campus, but they are also available to answer any
questions about the rigor of an Ivy League education.


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