The University of the People charges no tuition and now serves more than 10,000 students. Its founder, Shai Reshef, speaks about the volunteers who have made it a beacon for Syrian refugees, earthquake victims in Haiti, and undocumented students in the United States.
Ithaka is a nonprofit organization focused on technology and academic transformation. We asked Kevin M. Guthrie, its president, and Catharine Bond Hill, managing director of its Ithaka S+R consulting arm, which trends show the most promise and which are most overhyped.
Roadtrip Nation is known for its bright-green RVs that take students on career journeys. Mike Marriner, a founder of the group, describes how it continues to expand its mission to help people prepare for their lives after graduation.
Students today are older, poorer, and more ethnically diverse than ever, but Heather Hiles, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says few investors and entrepreneurs acknowledge that reality.
After stints in the federal government and as Rhode Island’s chief innovation officer, Richard Culatta is now chief executive of the International Society for Technology in Education. He wants the group to help ensure that technology isn’t just an expense but “an accelerant to good practice.”
Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.”
The University of Virginia is bracing for a march of extremist right-wing groups in its home city. The event is expected to inflame tensions that have been brewing for months.
The University of Rochester is overhauling a local high school in hopes of developing strategies and solutions for challenged urban schools.
SisterMentors is a nonprofit group in Washington that mentors girls from low-income families and helps women complete their dissertations.