Carnegie Mellon, I love thee, oh how do I count the ways?
Before I actually started attending CMU, I had never taken the time to walk across its campus. That was really too bad. It’s a really cool campus, with neat buildings, interesting topography, and lots of nooks and crannies to explore. I find new places to study (and new robots) every week.
This time of year the Cut (the big grassy lawn in the middle of campus) is really gorgeous, with marching bands and frisbee players scampering around. The weather is perfect this time of year, so the whole university community is competing for a space on the green, from pale physics PhDs to the sorority girls. Despite the faint views of the downtown skyline and the Cathedral of Learning, it doesn’t feel like its right in the middle of the city at all. Ahh, surrounded by ivory towers. Awesome …
So next time you’re wandering around the area, take a walk across the Cut (and bring a picnic lunch.) It sure is purty (and will make you wish you were back in school.)
Hello from another CMU person!
Great blog you have going here. I'm glad to see you are focusing on city neighborhoods and NOT the suburbs. Currently I live in the 'Square. I've also lived in Point Breeze, Sheraden, Fineview and Brighton Heights. I definitely try to experience all that the city neighborhoods have to offer, and each one is unique. Look forward to seeing more!