Lauren Feiner of the Boston Globe recently took in The Hahvahd Tour led by class of 2020 guide Rachel Kahn – and featured us in the metro section!
Along with taking the tour itself, Feiner interviewed founder Daniel Andrew, who talked about how Harvard played hardball in the tour’s early days. She also met a number of other guests on the tour including folks from Oklahoma and Sydney, Australia. She mentions a couple of classic Hahvahd Tour stories as well. If you want the rest, you’ll just have to take the tour! However you can get a sneak peak by reading our excerpt of the Boston Globe article below or check out the full article here!
CAMBRIDGE — The most moving part of our walking tour of MIT came at the end, when we entered the Gates Atrium at the Stata Center. Suspended beneath the skylight there: an unbroken column of white paper cranes, more than 5,000 of them, folded and hung in memory of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombers while on duty. The cranes were created by MIT students, alums, faculty, and friends, and installed in 2014.
On a walking tour of MIT, run by Trademark Tours, a private company not affiliated with the university (they also offer tours of Harvard), the public can get a peek into the school’s unique culture — and what’s behind those infamous hacks. Tours are run by current students and by recent graduates, so you get an insider’s perspective. Before this, only prospective students and their parents toured the campus. So, at $12 a pop (the annual tab for an MIT undergrad, including housing and meals, runs about $60,000), you can get a look at what goes on in the hallowed, nerdy halls of MIT. Tours last about an hour.