Mara Oda '10
Mara Oda ’10 completed an independent study which built off a paper that she began in Professor Hejeebu's first block class- ECB: 254 Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in U.S. Economic History. She examined the Pullman Company and the 1943 case over anti-trust issues which lead to the court ordered break-up of the company.
Oda found this project beneficial to both her academic studies as well as her educational goals because it related to both of her majors, political science and economics and business, offering a case study that encompasses both disciplines.
“I am very grateful for the funding that the Berry Center provided, supporting my recent trip to Chicago, to conduct research at the Newberry Library. My independent study focused on the 1943 monopoly case of United States v. Pullman Company et al. Because the suit is more than 60 years old, legal documents such as the complaint and briefs, which can easily be found for current cases, were harder to track down. Fortunately, these are included in the Newberry’s extensive collection of Pullman.”