As the Cold War was heating up, Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, came into existence.
The tiny college welcomed its first incoming freshman class in 1957, in a world where atomic weapons were reality.
This fact drives the school’s culture, Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe told Business Insider.
Founding president Joe Platt’s vision of the school was driven by the fact he thought scientists involved in the development of atomic weapons didn’t consider the long-term impact their work would have on society.
“He wanted to create an undergraduate education where people really would think hard read more >>>