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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald