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MSU Today on News/Talk 760 WJR

December 1st, 2016


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Lawrence Ponoroff is the new dean of the MSU College of Law. He joins Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and Spartans Athletic Director Mark Hollis on this edition of MSU Today.

“What really attracted me to this position is its uniqueness in that, in many ways, this is a brand new law school,” says Ponoroff. “And that presents the potential for a lot of opportunities. I think we’ve only begun to scratch the surface in terms of really leveraging the MSU brand.

“But unlike a brand new law school, we have a 125-year-old tradition of educating four generations of leaders in law, business and politics in Michigan and beyond.”

“What the learning environment of the future is going to look like is going to be enhanced by technologies, but they’re not magic. They’re not going to make things radically different,” MSU’s associate provost for teaching, learning and technology Jeff Grabill tells President Simon and Athletic Director Hollis on the second segment of the program.

“Really high-quality learning experiences for our students are engaging experiences, and they’re caring experiences. They’re experiences that challenge students and that inspire students to achieve their dreams. They’re highly interactive and highly engaging. That’s what matters. The question then about the future learning environment is how do we construct more of them on this campus and on every campus? And how do we construct them with greater fidelity so students are more likely to have an engaged and caring experience?”

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