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Create a national university

In his first address to Congress, George Washington called for the creation of a national university. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, Kevin Carey says it’s time to use 21st century information technology to make Washington’s 1796 vision for a national university a reality.

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THE END OF COLLEGE

EVENT March 03, 2015 06:30 PM– 08:15 PM

Tuesday March 03, 2015

06:30 PM – 08:15 PM


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American higher education is in crisis. But the disruptive power of information technology is about to change all that. Join Kevin Carey and Marian Wang for a conversation about the end of college, and what comes next.

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Creating the Future of Learning

EVENT March 04, 2015 03:30 PM– 05:00 PM

Wednesday March 04, 2015

03:30 PM – 05:00 PM


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Join New America for a conversation with Kevin Carey and education technology writer Audrey Watters about the end of college, and what comes next.

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article | March 03, 2015 | Profits & Purpose

Video: A Path Appears


"Hope is like a path in the countryside," wrote Chinese essayist Lu Xun. "Originally there is nothing. But as people walk this way again and again, a path appears."

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Jay Carney Hire Catapults Amazon Into Silicon Valley Race For Washington Influence

“Business doesn’t like to be regulated but it loves to hire politicians,” said Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. “Amazon has a number of public policy issues they have to deal with and they’re looking for people who can get them into a room to meet with powerful officials. They want someone who has a feel for Washington, and companies realize there’s no one better for that than the people who have actually been there.”

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Create a national university

Create a national university

In his first address to Congress, George Washington called for the creation of a national university. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, Kevin Carey says it’s time to use 21st century information technology to make Washington’s 1796 vision for a national university a reality.