Response page for Week 6 - Universities
As we discussed in class, your upcoming response page will relate to Cities of Knowledge, by Margaret O'Hara and "Students and the Second Ghetto," by LaDale Winling. As with your last response, you should approach the reading as a model for the kind of research you might want to do later in the semester.
First, read Margaret O'Mara, Cities of Knowledge. As we discussed, read the introductory chapters and the chapters on the University of Pennsylvania. Skim the chapters on Stanford and Georgia Tech. Second, read Winling's essay on the University of Chicago.
On Friday, sometime between 10-4, visit MIT West (our class archive in the reading room of Cooper House). Spend a bit of time perusing the document collection available for our class, and think about what research project you might construct related to MIT that speaks to themes raised in Winling and O'Mara. What questions would you ask? What else would you want to know?
Fifth, write your response page, just as you did last week, highlighting what research questions you might ask, should you choose to explore this episode further, and thinking about how your story intersects or diverges from the story told by O'Mara and Winling.
We look forward to reading your thoughts!