Thursday, June 20, 2013


I went to MIT a couple of weeks ago for an interview (not to teach there, don't get your hopes up).  I happen to love college campuses--there's such a buzz of industry and a general sense of bustling that I really respond to.  And, MIT, as you'd imagine, has its share of bustle.  I walked into a building for my interview, and there were about a jillion things happening at once: meetings, two people pouring over a single sheet of paper, a group building something out of legos, etc.  Bustle.

Notes about the campus:

1. It's quieter and tidier than Harvard.
2.  There are a lot of dudes walking around that campus.  It was like walking through Harvey Mudd, imma right? (holla to my Claremont peeps ((that's you, Liesl)))  I wanted to give every girl I saw a thumbs up, for representing.
3.  The building I went to was next to the MIT police headquarters, and there was a memorial to Sean Collier, the MIT police officer who was killed after the marathon bombings.
4. Though I looked for an equation written on a board somewhere, I was unable to good-will-hunting myself into MIT.  Maybe next time.

1 comment:

  1. C-mont represent! Although I've heard that HMC is really making changes with their gender ratios (50% women these days?!).

    I love college campuses, too. That's probably most of the reason I'm interested in a life in Academia!