THE EXAMINED UNIVERSITY: Land Grant Universities: Who Benefits and At What Cost?
Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building W20: Stratton Student Center, 400
84 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
MIT is a Land Grant University. Where did the land come from that enabled the founding of MIT, and what does that history mean for us today? This session will be led by Professor David Shane Lowry BS ’07, Distinguished Fellow in Native American Studies. This program is second in a series: The Examined University. To promote an open and informal dialogue, this in-person program is limited to 15 participants.
The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates, from Plato’s Apology (38a)
An ethical life begins with a clear-eyed look at ourselves. Our institutions – the places and communities that we call home – also benefit from careful consideration. This series introduces key questions about the choices and values that shape MIT. How can understanding our Institute’s historic ties and current relationships help us think about its future? To promote an open and informal dialogue, this in-person program is limited to 15 participants. EACH SESSION REQUIRES REGISTRATION and MIT AFFILIATION.