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Building Their Future: Higher Education's Best Work

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

We may not be able to predict the future, but we can help our students prepare. And we can make some pretty sound conclusions about things to come.

Deliberate Diversity, Higher Education, and the Public Good

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

The world does not get better by accident. It gets better because there are champions who insist on change, who pursue change, and who effect change.

If We Cannot Teach, You Can Keep Your Online Revolution

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Yes, colleges must explore the power of online learning, but it is not enough to build Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and declare victory.

A Path to Greatness: Higher Education, Government, and the Nation

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

What none of us want is to have higher education mirror one of the most damaging trends of the society at large: the threatened elimination of the middle class. Instead, let us create a new class of enlightened individual, prepared for the unknown future.

To Compete Against the Future

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Peter Thiel, the co-founder of the online payments system PayPal, provided $100,000 scholarships to two dozen students to pursue "entrepreneurial ventures," on one condition: They had to drop out of college for at least two years.

Twitter Co-Creator Tells Grads To 'Embrace Constraints'

Posted 05.18.2012 | College

Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla told Becker College’s graduates to "seek out" constraints in his commencement address Monday. "Embrace constraint...