Joystiq links to an article in the Harvard Crimson about the University’s Interactive Media Group. I can thus add Harvard to the growing list of schools hosting neat clubs I can’t attend. My old stomping grounds even hosts the Hi-Score Game Development Club and a newly revived UMass Comic Art Society (which I founded my senior year before seeing it run into the ground within a couple years of my graduation).
I’d love to find something like these at Penn; a game development group seems particularly plausible, considering the growing number of interested parties majoring in Digital Media Design and working on masters degrees in Computer Graphics and Game Technologies. On the other hand, maybe it’s tougher to get club-style groups together in places that already include game design as part of the curriculum. Sadly, given my own research schedule, I’m unlikely to start another club up anytime soon.