Says the Tech, in relation to Dr. Jacob Bigelow, a graduate of Harvard and one of the founders of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "His college life offered him opportunities of which he made the most. During the four years of Harvard he joined nearly all the clubs and societies existing at that time. Of these he says: 'I was enrolled among the members of different, and sometimes opposite, institutions - a Theological Society, which was very good, and a Porcellian Club . . . . ; a Phi Beta Kappa Society, intended to be composed of the best scholars, and a "Navy" Club, which was above suspicion as containing the worst.' He graduated with the poem at commencement in 1806."