[ONLINE] - How to Remake Higher Education


For decades, colleges sought to become "good" by becoming selective, prestigious, and wealthy. But amidst a severe pandemic, a generational recession, and widespread racial justice protests, it is increasingly clear that this model—which promotes the interests of rich students while neglecting or indebting everyone else—is both morally and financially untenable.

Please join New America and the Washington Monthly for a panel discussion exploring how colleges, universities, and the government can work to transform our higher education system into one focused on promoting upward mobility, racial equality, and good citizenship. The panelists are all experts or practitioners at the forefront of these topics, and they are featured in the Monthly's newly-released 2020 College Guide and Rankings.


10:02 – 10:10 AM: Opening Remarks

Jamie Merisotis
, @jamiemerisotis
President and CEO, Lumina Foundation

10:10 -10:50 AM Remarks by Panelists

Paul Glastris
, @glastris (moderator)
Editor in Chief, Washington Monthly

Jamaal Abdul-Alim, @dcwriter360
Education Editor, The Conversation

Kevin Carey, @kevincarey1
Vice President, Knowledge Management & Education Policy, New America

Noelle Cockett, @USUAggies
President, Utah State University

Ebony McGee, @VanderbiltU
Associate Professor of Diversity and STEM Education, Vanderbilt University

10:50 – 11:15 AM Discussion and Questions