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Maize & BLUEprint: Developing a Creative and Agile Curriculum

In this episode of Michigan Minds, Gunalan Nadarajan, dean of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, discusses his enthusiasm for plans to have safe in-person experiences for students, shares some of the modifications made to de-densify campus spaces, and emphasizes the importance of wearing face masks.

Nadarajan says one of the core benefits of Stamps students being on campus is access to the studios and being able to work there. To provide students with that opportunity, they are making classes much smaller to accommodate social distancing guidelines and have added plexiglass partitions to provide additional separation, along with new rigorous cleaning routines.

“The most important thing is to be mindful that, while we are returning back to campus and it might seem like it’s back to normal, it’s a different kind of normal,” he says. “This needs to be a community that respects each other’s health and safety.”

Hear more from Dean Nadarajan in this episode of Michigan Minds.

Download the transcript.

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