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April 5th: To the Leadership…

What messages or recommendations do you have for the University Leadership?


Comment from Devarajulu Ravichandran
Time: April 6, 2010, 8:13 am

First off great conference! At our lunch table we were discussing how students form racial/cultural groups that you can observe in the cafeteria and what can the University do to encourage more cross cultural (I use the word loosely to mean culture, race, belief system, orientation etc.) collaboration. One of the ideas was for the University to offer a multi-disciplinary course as a standard part of the curriculum. The course will not be part of any single school but of the University. The groups will be pre-determined by the provider (as is done in Simon School). The course will be one of solving a real life social or business problem that would require the collective knowledge of students from various disciplines. One example of a social problem could be: “Why does a salad cost more than a burger and what can be done to change that?”. At the table we believed that these cross-disciplinary courses with pre-determined teams could create the right incentives for cross cultural collaboration.
I was at Table 18 at the May Room.

Comment from Adam
Time: August 29, 2011, 4:37 pm

Is “why does salad cost more than a burger” really a social problem? I see that more of a cost of oil / petro-chemical lobby problem.. In other words, that’s a money-in-government problem that the people can really do very little about until we reform the election finance process. Just saying… 🙂

Comment from Rochester Landscaping
Time: March 4, 2012, 3:39 pm

Agreed, great conference!

Comment from Directory
Time: April 11, 2012, 3:03 am

First, I want to congratulate you on the perfect conference, all went extremely well. My only recommendation is to make such events a common practice and to involve more volunteers in the organization of such events!

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