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University of the People

The Online College That's Helping Undocumented Students

NPR | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.29.2015 | Latino Voices

Federal law does not prohibit undocumented students from enrolling in college, but it does something nearly as effective, banning them from receiving ...

Don't Forsake Haiti: A Message From Joe Jean

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.13.2013 | Impact
Shai Reshef

Joe Jean, a student from University of the People, is now studying at NYU Abu Dhabi. He lives in Cap-Haitian, Haiti. I would like to say the Haiti...

A Higher Ed Opportunity for All Undocumented Immigrants

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Shai Reshef

After President Obama signed into law DACA, or "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," this past August, over 300,000 eligible undocumented students...

Why You Are So Fortunate and Lucky

Shai Reshef | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Shai Reshef

While not everyone is granted the same livelihoods at birth, we do know one well-acknowledged solution to help break the vicious cycle of poverty -- through quality, accessible education.

Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Shai Reshef

Let Ada inspire many more modern-day "Enchantress of Numbers" to come to light.

Mainframe vs. Personal Computer? Or Higher Education in the 21st Century

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

Both Applegate and Reshef give us food for thought. Those of us that hold fast to traditional modes of learning might benefit from opening our minds and rethinking the delivery of higher education.

The Tragedy of Those Shut Out of Higher Education: It Needn't be Anymore

Shai Reshef | Posted 03.17.2012 | Education
Shai Reshef

The recent tragedy of the stampeding death of a prospective student's mother and the mile-long line for individuals looking for last-chance spots at South Africa's public universities serves to highlight the importance of opening access to higher education.

Give Yourself A Free University Education at University of the People

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 02.22.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Here is a Christmas-Hannukah gift you can give yourself, a loved one, a friend, or the world---A university education online for free. Is this some k...

How Open Educational Resources are Changing Higher Education

Shai Reshef | Posted 10.14.2011 | Education
Shai Reshef

Removing money from the equation, we will see in a very short time what universal affordable education will achieve in changing, brightening and modifying the world we live in.

Growing Rejection of Underrepresentation in Higher Education Institutions: NYU's Bold Move for Low-Income Students

Shai Reshef | Posted 08.22.2011 | College
Shai Reshef

No matter how bright an individual is, obtaining a ticket to a decent job and worldwide exposure via education is a bleak prospect for millions around the world -- until now.

N.Y.U. Partners With Online, Volunteer University | TAMAR LEWIN | Posted 08.09.2011 | College

New York University, well on its way to becoming the first truly global university, is starting a new partnership with the University of the People, a...

Higher Education: A Good Promoter of World Peace

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shai Reshef

Higher Education can make world peace closer through the amalgamation of two effects online higher education fosters: the betterment of individual liv...

Right to Education Denied: Why Millions of People Can't Access Higher Education

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Shai Reshef

The Internet is the great equalizer that allows us to bypass these roadblocks and offer accessible education to people all over the world.

Seeing a Brighter Future in Haiti (VIDEO)

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shai Reshef

Listen to Sadrac Saint Victor, a survivor of the earthquake in Haiti, talk about his life, his family and all he's done to make sure he could get a college education:

Dreaming After the End of the World (VIDEO)

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shai Reshef

For Roodlyne Pierre, the disaster felt like the end of the world and, like many Haitians, she remains psychologically affected by it.

Arriving at a Crossroads in Haiti (VIDEO)

Shai Reshef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shai Reshef

For many of our students in Haiti, their personal stories are tinged by tragedy. For Frederson, this tragedy is the loss of his sister following a horrific car accident.

Get a College Education for Free

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Esther Wojcicki

College does not need to cost thousands of dollars per year. Now there is an online university where students can go for free.