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Mens et mania : the MIT nobody knows

Author: Samuel Jay Keyser
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A memoir of MIT life, from being Noam Chomsky's boss to negotiating with student protesters.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Samuel Jay Keyser
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Jay Keyser
ISBN: 0262015943 9780262015943
OCLC Number: 670248326
Description: xxiii, 223 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Mens --
The wrecking ball --
The steps of Widener --
The making of a department head --
The life of a department head --
pt. 2. et mania --
To be or not to be a university --
Housemaster --
Pornography and free speech --
Hacking --
Role compliance --
"Don't tell me what to do" --
Apartheid --
The aftermath --
After the aftermath --
What's going on here? --
Recommendation --
A good university is a bad business --
They R us --
Chūshingura and catastrophes --
Hello, I must be going.
Responsibility: Samuel Jay Keyser ; foreword by Lawrence S. Bacow.

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"Jay Keyser's report of his voyage through MIT's life is as riveting and important as de Tocqueville's report on life and social practices in the early 19th century United States. The reader will be Read more...

 
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