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Rural Universities Experiment with ‘Innovation Hubs’

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2024
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Longwood University

From his days serving in the military to his time working on Wall Street, Chris Kukk was fascinated by how people come together to build innovative things.

That fascination continued when the New Englander moved from western Connecticut to serve as the honors college dean at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. There, he saw up close how folks in rural areas had plenty of creative ideas, but few places to bring those novel ideas together. 

“It’s a different type of innovation happening in rural areas, one that hasn’t been fully...

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