I'm not saying there isn't a difference. The difference is definitely there. MIT is great, and is a pioneer in many respects (to pick just one example, their OpenCourseWare initiative is wonderful, and MIT's entrepreneurship drive is good too). It's just that the difference isn't as great as articles like this will claim, and it does a disservice to the people doing great work at other universities to say things like this.
Totally agree, and I write that as an MIT alum.
This is just Boston Magazine link baiting targeting the MIT and Harvard communities.