Saturday, July 10, 2010
Visiting Harvard and Dinner at Mill's Tavern
On our last full day on the East Coast, we visited Harvard College. We left our hotel at 8:30 AM and arrived at 10:00. But upon arrival, we couldn't find the area of the informational session, so we drove around the campus of Harvard for half an hour. We finally were able to find the session when Ms. Stewart came out to help us. During the informational session, I learned about Harvard's relaxed policy of supplemental materials, which I never knew existed. Supplemental materials are additional items sent in by the applicant to better express their passions and strengths.
Harvard has a very nice campus, and I could imagine the swaths of students bustling around the campus during the school year. But for some reason, I couldn’t see myself studying there. I just didn’t feel like I fit in. I really don’t know why though. It could be because I felt as if the entire campus was very cramped, or because the campus was very confusing, but for whatever reason, I don't think that I'll be applying there.
~~Pictures of Harvard~~
After the Harvard campus tour, we headed on back to our hotel to relax before our big dinner. Unfortunately, on the way back we encountered a vicious storm that caused no end of trouble. The rain poured down endlessly, and caused flooding on the highway. We ended up stuck in traffic for a long time, and the jam seemed to never end. At the end, we drove through the newly-formed pond, and away back to our dorms.
--Flooding on the Highway--
Tonight, we went to Mill’s Tavern for dinner. It was a delicious meal, courtesy of the ILC. I had swordfish for the first time in my life, and I liked it. It was sweet and had a very unique texture. I also had ratatouille for the first time and some of Will’s lamb, both of which were very good as well. The dinner was a lot of fun, as we got to know Session II better and were able to share our experiences at Brown with them. Tomorrow we have the opportunity to talk with Brown Alumni, and then we shall be heading home!
~~Dinner at Mill's Tavern~~