Owen M. Fiss (Yale): The Democratic Mission of the University. Rebecca Gould (Yale-NUS): Open-Sourcing the Global Academy: Aaron Swartz’s Legacy. From Minding the Campus, David Wilezol on how elite colleges drive income inequality; and what happened to the great state universities? James Piereson wants to know. Can venture capital deliver on the promise of the public university? Bob Meister writes an open letter to Daphne Koller, co-founder and co-president of Coursera. Aaron Bady on the MOOC Moment and the end of reform. There’s nothing more boring or conventional than a textbook, but two hundred years ago they were as cutting-edge as a MOOC, and augured a revolution in the way we think about knowledge. Daniel Luzer reviews College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students by Jeffrey J. Selingo.

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