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A joint MIT and Harvard Student Conference on Language Research.
To be held at MIT and Harvard on September 8-9, 2001

   
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HUMIT 2001 Call for Papers

USEFUL LINKS - DIRECTIONS

The conference will be held at Harvard University and MIT on the main campuses.

The first day of the conference will beheld at the Harvard main campus in Boylston Hall (click here for a campus map). To get to the main campus (Harvard Yard) you have to get to Harvard Square.

By Public Transportation:

Take the Red Line to the Harvard stop; Or take any number of buses that come to the Square. To get a schedule or for more information about public transportation, call (617) 222-3200 or (800) 392-6100 toll free, or check out the MBTA web site: http://www.mbta.com (with on-line schedules and maps).

FROM LOGAN AIRPORT By subway (the "T"): Take the shuttle bus to the AIRPORT T stop (BLUE LINE). Take the BLUE LINE inbound four stops to GOVERNMENT CENTER. Change to the GREEN LINE westbound and go one stop to PARK STREET. Switch to the RED LINE outbound (toward ALEWIFE), go four stops and get off at HARVARD. The subway ride from Logan Airport can take 45 to 60 minutes. Tokens cost 85 cents.

By Car: From the Massachusetts Turnpike (east and Westbound): Take Exit 18 (Allston, Cambridge): Go through toll booth ($.50), bear right towards Cambridge, then get into far left lane at set of traffic lights. At 2nd traffic light (before the bridge across from the Doubletree Guest Suite Hotel) turn left onto Storrow Drive; continue straight on Storrow Drive to the Harvard Square exit. Cross over Lars Anderson Bridge. Go straight on JFK Street into Harvard Square.


Parking: On-street parking is scarce in Cambridge. There are public parking lots and garages, however, and the Harvard University Parking Office, 29 Garden Street, sells day passes in University lots for $5.

Harvard Yard and Boylston Hall are right next to Harvard Square. Click here for a map.

 


 

The second day of the conference will be held at the MIT campus Building E-56 Room 270 (click here for a campus map) at Kendall Square.

To get to Kendall Square:

By Public Transportation:

By subway, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. The Kendall/MIT Station is on the edge of the east end of campus, and as soon as you enter an MIT building you can get to the other buildings without going outside. To get a schedule or for more information about public transportation, call (617) 222-3200 or (800) 392-6100 toll free, or check out the MBTA web site: http://www.mbta.com (with on-line schedules and maps).

FROM LOGAN AIRPORT by subway. The subway ride from Logan involves several transfers. From any terminal at Logan airport, take the airport shuttle bus to the Blue Line subway station. Take the Blue Line to the Government Center station and go upstairs to and take the Green Line trolley to Park Street. At the Park Street station, go downstairs and take the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (take the outbound train toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour.

By Car:

FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: The drive from Logan airport can be rather nasty, depending on traffic conditions. Take the main exit from the airport (not the Ted Williams Tunnel) and follow the signs toward Boston via the Sumner Tunnel. The tunnel toll is US $1. As you exit the tunnel, turn right onto the expressway (93 North). Take the second exit, marked 'Storrow Drive West'. Immediately take the right fork of the road to a stoplight. Turn left, then immediately turn right and drive over the Charles River. The Boston Museum of Science will be on your left. Turn left at the next stoplight onto Memorial Drive. Follow Memorial Drive for about a half mile and MIT will be on your right side.

From the North (I-95 or I-93) If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the South (I-95 or I-93) If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.

From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike) Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. The main entrance to MIT will be on your left. If you cross the river again, you have gone too far.

From Route I-93 From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT - the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left.

By Hood blimp Take the blimp to the tall building with all the glass windows (that would be the Hancock tower). Head north over the Charles River and have them put you down on top of the large, convex, concrete structure on the north shore of the river (that would be the Great Dome of MIT). Watch out for police cars on the roof.

Parking Suggestions

Parking in Cambridge and Boston is generally not an enjoyable experience. Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel at which you are staying, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, there are both on- and off-street parking available, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus (unless you arrive early in the morning or late in the evening). There is unmetered parking on Memorial Drive (most of the spaces fill up at around 8:00 AM), and metered parking on Massachusetts Avenue. There are a number of lots at which you may park for a fee. These include a lot at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, Park and Lock on Third Street, Kinney Systems at 4 Cambridge Center (entrances on Ames Street and Broadway), and Kinney Systems at Ten Cambridge Center (entrances from Broadway and Binney Street).


 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Updated 04/22/01