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Becoming MIT : moments of decision

Author: David Kaiser
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The evolution of MIT, as seen in a series of crucial decisions over the years.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kaiser
ISBN: 9780262113236 0262113236 9780262518154 0262518155
OCLC Number: 495547062
Description: vi, 207 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: moments of decision / David Kaiser --
"God speed the institute": the foundational years, 1861-1894 / Merritt Roe Smith --
Mergers and acquisitions / Bruce Sinclair --
Patrons and a plan / Christophe Lécuyer --
MIT and war / Deborah Douglas --
Elephant on the Charles: postwar growing pains / David Kaiser --
"Time of troubles" for the special laboratories / Stuart W. Leslie --
"Refrain from using the alphabet": how community outreach catalyzed the life sciences at MIT / John Durant --
Putting gender on the table / Lotte Bailyn, with an afterword by Nancy Hopkins --
Epilogue / Susan Hockfield.
Responsibility: edited by David Kaiser.

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" Becoming MIT successfully charts the expansion of voices in MIT's perpetual self-reckoning" -- Matt Wisnioski, Technology and Culture

 
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