Back Bay, Things to Do

The Perfect Mile: Architecture Walking Tour of Boston University East to Central

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In this installment of our Architecture Walking Tours, we head to another college’s campus, Boston University.

I invite you to walk along the line of the map I provided, and you will get to see some interesting hidden streets and buildings along the way and encounter many more sites than I pinned on the map. As we found in our Architecture Walking Tour of MIT, Boston University, also has a remarkable collection of artwork; green pins are outdoor sculptures.

You can print out the map, or use it on your smart phone. Using Safari to get access to Google Maps on your Android or iPhone will be the best way to follow the map on your phone.

Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite sites!

Let’s start this trip at Kenmore station.

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Education

MIT Ranked No. 1 University in the World

According to the newly released QS World University Rankings announced today, our very own Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the No. 1 ranked university in the world. The Cambridge university, home to such splendors as the MIT Media Lab and numerous award winning professors, out dueled a university from a different Cambridge — The University of Cambridge across the pond in England.

Harvard was a in the top five ranks as well, grabbing No. 3 on the list behind the University of Cambridge but ahead of three other London-based centers of higher learning: University College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University (Nos. 4-6, respectively).

Only one other Boston-based school was able to snake its way into the top 100 listings.

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