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2015-16 Funded Projects

Pilot Projects

Sustaining "Rootstalk: A Prairie Journal of Culture, Science, and the Arts"

Contacts: Jonathan Andelson, Rosenfield Professor in Social Science, Anthropology, director of the Center for Prairie Studies, professor of anthropology; Mark Baechtel, director of Forensic Activities

2014-15 Funded Projects

Pilot Projects

Digital to Letterpress Collaborative Print Lab
Contact: Jeremy Chen, assistant professor of art
This project will set up a contemporary and heritage print technology lab. The letterpress lab and polymer platemaking system will facilitate innovative and applied learning across disciplines and support the development of collaborative curricula.

2012-13 Funded Projects

Expedited Deadline Projects

Year-round, For-profit Apprenticeships in Iowa's Leading Industries
Project Contacts: Monica Chavez, Mark Peltz, Melissa Strovers
This project provides a framework for testing a for-profit apprenticeship program. Five students will work year-round with executive leadership in local companies to learn about the organizations, develop new skills, and apply their Grinnell education to meaningful projects for local employers.

Innovation + Disruption

President Raynard S. Kington addressed nearly 400 leaders in business and higher education on Monday, May 5, at Colgate University’s Innovation + Disruption symposium at the TimesCenter in New York City.

Kington and five other college and university presidents presented a panel discussion, “Seizing the Initiative in the Digital Age,“ moderated by Jeffrey Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes and chairman of CBS News.

Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor and co-founder of the innovation consulting firm Innosight, delivered the keynote address, “The Innovative University.”

In addition to the keynote and the panel of presidents, the Innovation + Disruption event features two presentations on the topic of the liberal arts classroom in the digital age.

Viewers can join the discussion via Twitter by using the hashtag #innovationdisruption.

The symposium was open to viewers via a live webcast and will be archived for future viewing.