For background on Mankato State College, read the following sections in Out of Chaos:
1. Dan Quillin pp. 119-126)
2. Mehr Jay Shahidi (pp. 130-136)
3. Roger Smith (pp. 144-151)
A. Roger Smith talks about the growth of Minnesota State College and the Mankato community. On page 144, Smith describes Mankato State College's two campuses one on the hilltop, the current site of Minnesota State Mankato, and one in the valley. Dan Quillin and Mehr Jay Shahidi provide additional information about the college in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
You can learn more about the history of Minnesota State University, Mankato by reading the brief article "A Look at MSU's History."
B. Dan Quillen describes student advocacy efforts, such as student representation on campus committees and the "blue book" of faculty evaluations (page 120-121). These efforts attempted to empower students on campus.
Read these short articles from the Mankato State Daily Reporter student newspaper about the Blue Book. Reflect on the questions and think about the role an impact of instructor evaluations in past and present times.
C. These readings talk about student involvement at Minnesota State College. One of the ways students created change on campus was through Student Government.