Liz Gannes

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Elite Online University Startup Minerva Finds Quicker Path to Accreditation

Pending approval, the ambitious online education startup Minerva Project has found a way to get university accreditation through a relationship with Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Southern California, which will allow it to matriculate its first class in the fall of 2015. The alternative would have been to wait until Minerva had graduated its first class, in 2019.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work