A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT (MIT Press)

! A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT (MIT Press) ↠ PDF Read by ! Philip N. Alexander eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT (MIT Press) Mens et Manus: How Did It All Happen according to Bart Stuck. I attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from September 196Mens et Manus: How Did It All Happen Bart Stuck I attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from September 1964 to June 1972, and received the degrees of SBEE, SMEE, EE, and ScD, all in electrical engineering and computer science. I received this book as a gift from the MIT Alumni Association. I found it fascinating, because I really had no systematic un

A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT (MIT Press)

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Rating : 4.43 (731 Votes)
Asin : 0262015633
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 508 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-01-25
Language : English

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It is also something more -- engaging and even inspiring -- unexpected but greatly appreciated qualities for an institutional history. (Jeffrey Mifflin, Historical Journal of Massachusetts) . (Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Washington University in St. The book achieves exactly the right blend of technical explanation and anecdote. Louis)Alexander's highly readable new book is remarkable for the human interest that colors the institutional historyThe author has an uncanny knack for unearthing and encapsulating telling details. A Widening Sphere is a deeply researched and well-written account of the MIT's first nine presidents

Through these interlocking yet independent portraits, Alexander reveals the inner workings of a complex and dynamic community of innovators.. Over theyears, MIT expanded its mission and ventured into other fields -- pure science, social science, the humanities -- and established itself in Cambridge as Harvard's enduring rival. Alexander describes, among otherthings, the political skill and entrepreneurial spirit of founder and first president, William Rogers; institutional growing pains under John Runkle; Francis Walker's campaign to broaden the curriculum, especially in the social sciences, and to recruit first-rate faculty; James Crafts, whose heart lay in research, not administration; Henry Pritchett's thwarted effort to merge with Harvard (after which he decamped to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching); Richard Maclaurin's successful strategy to move

Philip N. Alexander is a Research Associate in the Programin Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.

"Mens et Manus: How Did It All Happen" according to Bart Stuck. I attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from September 196Mens et Manus: How Did It All Happen Bart Stuck I attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from September 1964 to June 1972, and received the degrees of SBEE, SMEE, EE, and ScD, all in electrical engineering and computer science. I received this book as a gift from the MIT Alumni Association. I found it fascinating, because I really had no systematic understanding of how MIT came to be when I went there as a student, only various names and anecdotes of historical events. I found each of the presidents to be amazing individuals, each faced with unique challenges and handling them as be. to June 1972, and received the degrees of SBEE, SMEE, EE, and ScD, all in electrical engineering and computer science. I received this book as a gift from the MIT Alumni Association. I found it fascinating, because I really had no systematic understanding of how MIT came to be when I went there as a student, only various names and anecdotes of historical events. I found each of the presidents to be amazing individuals, each faced with unique challenges and handling them as be

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