An Entrepreneur Sets Out to Do Better at Education Than His College Did

Preston Gannaway for The Chronicle

Students in the Minerva Project’s “pilot year” class talk about which cities, around the world, they might live in 
during the four years of the program. They will study together, although Minerva has no physical campus.
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When Ben Nelson was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in the mid-1990s, he volunteered for the annual phone-athon to call admitted students. His job was to persuade them to enroll, and he was relentless in his sales...

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