A University Powered by the ‘Good Will’ of Others

Shai Reshef, president, U. of the People

September 22, 2017

Produced by Julia Schmalz and Carmen Mendoza

The University of the People charges no tuition and now serves more than 10,000 students. Its founder and president, Shai Reshef, says the volunteers who help run it have made it a beacon for Syrian refugees, earthquake victims in Haiti, and, increasingly, undocumented students in the United States.

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