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On Voracious Curiosity: Q&A with Ben Nelson, CEO of Minerva Project

Laura Cococcia | Posted 09.07.2014 | Education
Laura Cococcia

Two years ago, I had the privilege of attending TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland , which focused on the theme of "Radical Openness." Following a numbe...

Ambitious Project Wants To Change College, But Needs Students First

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2013 | College

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Minerva Schools of KGI doesn't yet have accreditation, a campus or even a full faculty roste...

The Creative Destruction of the University?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

These guys aren't trying to copy what Harvard does. Minerva won't have a physical campus and won't have a library. Students will take their courses in six or seven different cities, moving every six months or so with a cohort of about 150 peers: San Francisco, London, Singapore.

WATCH: Reid Pays Tribute To Retiring Senator's 'Mop Of Real Hair'

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants you to know his feelings about a retiring senator's hair. Reid, speaking Monday afternoon on the S...

Congress Fails To Fund Repairs To Capitol Dome Cracks

| Posted 09.12.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Despite efforts by a bipartisan cadre of Senators, money to continue repairs on the aging Capitol Dome is not inclu...

Dem Candidate Wants To Debate Norquist

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey will take his second-favorite target -- anti-tax activist Grover Norquist -- if he cannot spar on national tele...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Unveils Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A new political ad is on the air in Nebraska attacking the state's former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is running for his old seat again this year....

Fierce Battle Ahead For Senate Control

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Divisive Republican primaries, an out-of-nowhere GOP retirement in Maine and an unexpectedly competitive race in North Dakota add u...

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsFor the second time in two weeks, super PACs will play a major role in determining the outcome of a U.S. Senate primary ...

A Game-Changing Move That Could Give Romney a Win in November?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

If Mitt Romney wanted to dramatically improve his chances of beating President Obama in the November election, he could do one thing: appoint a conservative Democrat as his running mate.

Chuck Hagel, Ben Nelson See Eye To Eye On Key Issue

Omaha World Herald | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nebraska's Ben Nelson and Chuck Hagel don't often see eye to eye, but both men warn of a strong antipathy within the Republican Party t...

Are TSA Agents Too Rude?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

For those of you reading this who say it's unpatriotic to question the actions of an agency that stands guard against terrorism, let me ask you the following question: What if a real law enforcement agency or a branch of the military treated the civilian population like this?

Kerrey Trailing Badly In Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

A new poll released by PPP on Tuesday dealt a major blow to former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), who has seen his favorability ratings in Nebraska plummet...

Dem Makes Big 2012 Decision

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), reversing his decision from just weeks ago, has decided to run for his old seat in 2012, according to multiple media ...

Nebraska Senate Race Narrows

Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Democrats in Nebraska have been scrambling for a candidate to replace retiring Sen. Ben Nelson, whose seat is likely to go Republican in 2012. The odd...

Dem Makes Decision On Key 2012 Senate Race

AP | MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Former Sen. Bob Kerrey on Tuesday rejected a comeback run for Senate, dashing Democrats' hopes of holding a coveted Nebraska seat ...

Top Dem Mulls Comeback, Raising Democratic Hopes For 2012

AP | MARGERY BECK and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — More than a decade after he left this heartland state for New York City, former Sen. Bob Kerrey is considering an improbable comeb...

Dems' Best Chance Of Replacing Ben Nelson Mulls A Run

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 elections loom, both parties are starting to pour resources into congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

Former Dem Governor Could Seek Ben Nelson's Seat

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Nebraska governor and senator Bob Kerrey said Friday he's exploring a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Kerrey, a Democrat, s...

Democrats To Land Star Candidate For Tough Senate Race?

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Nebraska governor and senator Bob Kerrey said Friday he's exploring a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Kerrey, a Democrat, s...

What's Next For Ben Nelson?

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 elections loom, both parties are starting to pour resources into congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

NLRB and CFPB Recess Appointments: Obama's New Year's Options

Victor Williams | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

In a time and place of his choosing, Barack Obama should use the Article II, Section 2 recess appointment alternative.

Dem Senator's Retirement Creates Unexpected Opening

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson said Wednesday he doesn't think his decision not to run for a third term next year will automatically g...

GOP Senator: Tea Party Killed Republican Majority

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 elections loom, both parties are starting to pour resources into congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

Paul Blumenthal

More Than $1.5 Million Wasted On Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ben Nelson's Hamlet routine ended Tuesday as the Nebraska Democrat announced that he would retire from the Senate at the end of thi...