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Making technology work for lots and lots of people–the day’s events by Megan Bunker

  After a whole week in Seattle, we spent the morning of our seventh day at a local Microsoft store. The morning started with coffee, which has been a daily occurrence, and then met up with our host Bradley Delahunty ’91. Brad has spent a majority of his career working on the Bing side of […]

Found: The Needle in the Haystack

Incredible blue skies– we are taking the great weather as long as it lasts.                                                   Another view of Rainier from the Needle!

Innovation in very traditional as well as new places: Day 3 in Seattle by Jake Glaser

Day 3 here in Seattle, and different definitions of innovation by the community are becoming evidently clear. First, walking through the International District on our way to a dim sum lunch at House of Hong, a local Chinese establishment, we stopped at the Kobe Terrace which is included in the Danny Woo International District Community […]

Seattle J-Term Gusties Connect course off and running

After so many months of planning, the Seattle J-Term course is here! “Needle in a Haystack: Innovation in Seattle” explores creativity and entrepreneurial thinking in a variety of organizations where Gusties either work or collaborate. Walking around the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood when we arrived offered proof of the passion for great local food and […]

Nobel Conference 2016 is coming!

You may have noticed—people’s income levels vary wildly, and that gap is getting much, much wider. Income inequality as a newsworthy phenomenon has become a routine topic of discussion and is the cornerstone of Gustavus’s Nobel Conference 2016, “In Search of Economic Balance.” By any measure, the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ are getting further […]

‘Tis the season.. for community-based learning project wrap ups

Nope—not presents or Christmas trees—but final presentations for the projects our Management students have been working on all semester. Gusties in Organizational Behavior clearly took their community partnerships seriously when they presented to their clients on Thursday, the City of St. Peter’s Administrator Todd Prafke and Finance Director Paula O’Connell. Students’ projects included revamping the […]

What’s behavioral economics? “Ask Ariely” and the Nobel reading group

In preparation for Nobel 2016, In Search of Economic Balance, students and faculty have formed reading groups to get familiar with each speaker’s work in a fun and relaxed environment. The Dan Ariely group has been studying his latest book, Irrationally Yours, which is a compilation of columns from his wildly popular Wall Street Journal […]

(Yet) Another NCAA chance for leadership and inclusion

Last weekend I had the extraordinary opportunity to deliver a TED Talk, at Gustavus’ TEDx Conference (kudos to David Newell and his team of students and volunteers, BTW) about some findings from a long-term research project examining workplace religious discrimination over the last 15 years. In analyzing 15 years of high-level court decisions in the […]

Everyday leadership & stepping out of comfort zones

The Vegas J-Term students are already amazing, and we have not even been here 24 hours. After an **early** shuttle to MSP and getting settled in our hotel — of course, after a cruise down Las Vegas Boulevard when we got our super sweet cruising minivan rental– the students rallied for an evening cocktail event […]

“Snowflakes,” Whitman, and why college isn’t a day care

Dr. Everett Piper, President of the Christian university Oklahoma Wesleyan, made national headlines a few weeks ago when he vented frustration about a student complaint. In a blog posting entitled, “This is not a Day Care. It’s a University,” Piper described the incident: This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a […]