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OPINION: What History Tells Us About the Affirmative Action Ruling

The Milliken ruling changed the social fabric of our nation.

The Hechinger Report

OPINION: Want To Save The Beleaguered English Major? Abandon It.

Higher education hasn’t had a true redesign of its approach to majors and courses in 50 years

Quetico Coaching and Consulting

Podcast: How Can Higher Education Better Prepare Today's Youth for Life?

Getting Unstuck – Cultivating Curiosity Podcast with Jeff Ilker

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January 11, 2024

How to Reduce Cultural Conflict on Campus

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Too often colleges look to policies and procedures for solutions to reducing cultural conflict on campus. Minerva University President Mike Magee proposes global living experiences and innovative pedagogy to foster empathy and understanding on campus.

November 27, 2023

Class Disrupted Podcast: The Possibilities & Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom

The 74 Million

AI expert and Minerva University senior Irhum Shafkat joins Michael Horn and Diane Tavenner to discuss where the technology is going.

October 5, 2023

Interview: Universities must do more to cultivate future's problem solvers

Korea JoongAng Daily

Minerva University President Magee and Oh sat down for an interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily during the Kim Dae-jung Peace Forum in Shinan, South Jeolla, to discuss the roles and responsibilities of universities.

August 9, 2023

OPINION: What The Phone Book Challenge Teaches Educators About ChatGPT

Inside Higher Ed

How can educators make the most of ChatGPT? Use it for helping students talk through concepts and practice reasoning and critique, advises Minerva Professor Patrick D. Watson.

August 4, 2023

Podcast: How Can Higher Education Better Prepare Today's Youth for Life?

Quetico Coaching and Consulting

Getting Unstuck – Cultivating Curiosity Podcast with Jeff Ilker

July 24, 2023

OPINION: What History Tells Us About the Affirmative Action Ruling

The Messenger

The Milliken ruling changed the social fabric of our nation.

March 28, 2023

OPINION: Want To Save The Beleaguered English Major? Abandon It.

The Hechinger Report

Higher education hasn’t had a true redesign of its approach to majors and courses in 50 years

December 14, 2022

Minerva University incubates ethical AI for the greater good of the world

Digital Journal

The Masason Foundation/Minerva University AI Research Lab is a collaborative AI research and start-up incubation program for undergraduate students.

December 13, 2022

Minerva University AI Research Lab Turns Concepts into Startups

Government Technology

The Minerva University AI Research Lab has brought together groups of students to create and pitch their own AI tools, with an emphasis on addressing the ethical and technical concerns about the technology.

December 1, 2022

Innovation at Minerva University

Getting Smart

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Mike Magee, the president of Minerva University.

October 26, 2022

PIE Chat with Mike Magee, Minerva University

The PIE News

Minerva was founded back in 2012, and so the big question The PIE has for Mike Magee is what the next ten years holds for this unique institution.

October 20, 2022

Opinion: What does a bachelor's degree signify in 2022?

University Business

September 21, 2022

Imagine We Are Starting a University Now

Inside Higher Ed

It is rare in these days that a new university starts with the opportunity to break the mold of centuries gone by.

August 31, 2022

Student Input Key to Making Online Courses Effective

Government Technology

Through student-faculty discussions about how synchronous online courses should look, educators at Minerva University hope to use the science of learning to improve virtual learning.

August 29, 2022

California's Ban on Gas-Powered Cars/Minerva University/Western Neighborhoods in SF

KALW Public Media

Minerva President, Mike Magee, shares how far Minerva University has come since 2014 and his vision for Minerva's future.

June 15, 2022

The Top 100 Universities in the World Ranked by Real Impact

University Business

Minerva dethrones several traditional powers, while a few unexpected institutions rise in other categories.

June 10, 2022

President Series: A Look at Minerva, the World’s Most Innovative University

University Business

New President Mike Magee shares its story, secrets to success and what makes the institution so unique.

June 2, 2022

Minerva Comes of Age, Hoping It’s Not Too Late

Times Higher Education

Minerva University finds early success with online teaching in local environments worldwide, but fears higher education may already have lost the public.

August 2, 2021

Minerva University, Formerly the Minerva Schools at KGI, Gains Accreditation

Keck Graduate Institute

Minerva University’s accreditation is the culmination of an eight-year process where WSCUC carefully examined every aspect of its programs and operation.

July 22, 2021

Minerva, Higher Ed Outsider, Is Now Fully Accredited

Inside Higher Ed

The unabashed “Ivy League alternative,” birthed from an investor-backed start-up, gains a very traditional stamp of approval.

August 1, 2020

How to Go to College During a Pandemic

New York Times

Students at Minerva spend four years entirely online. Is this the future of higher education?

July 30, 2020

The future of education or just hype? The rise of Minerva, the world's most selective university

The Guardian

How Minerva can offer a template for universities shifting their courses online due to coronavirus.

July 1, 2020

Creating a University From Scratch

Stanford Social Innovation Review

How Minerva is reimagining higher education now and partnering to scale for impact in the future.

June 23, 2020

The studytuber Jade Bowler, aka Unjaded Jade and her virtual uni: no campus, no wild parties

The Times

Having finished her first year of Minerva, British student Jade Bowler has “learned more in and out of the classroom than in any other year of her life”.

May 10, 2020

Higher Ed’s Coronavirus Opportunity

Wall Street Journal

Don’t treat the shutdown as a temporary problem. Seize it as a chance to pursue innovation.

April 19, 2020

Commentary: COVID-19’s education revolution - where going digital is just half the battle

Channel News Asia

The sudden shift to distance learning provides us with the opportunity to reimagine how and what we teach.

January 2, 2020

Uncharted Territory: A Guide to Reimagining Higher Education

Stanford d.school

See how Minerva is challenging the status quo in Stanford d.school’s guide of colleges who are reimagining the world of higher education.

October 22, 2019

What will the future of higher education look like?


Founder and CEO Ben Nelson explains why and how Minerva has transformed and improved the world of higher education.

September 28, 2018

Universities ‘poorly set up’ for continuing education

Times Higher Education

While traditional higher education institutions are slow to adapt what and how they teach, Minerva continually innovates on curriculum effectiveness through student feedback and more.

January 5, 2018

Minerva: The Intentional University

Getting Smart

Getting Smart co-founder Tom Vander Ark takes an in-depth look at the strides Minerva has taken to fulfill its mission of “nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world” since the institution’s inception.

January 5, 2018

Opinion: 18 Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

PBS NewsHour

In a PBS article on predictions for 2018 and beyond, Minerva is named the “skills-oriented” institution incorporating technology to reinvent education.

December 9, 2017

Minerva Claims ‘Learning Gain’ Victory Over Universities

Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education’s David Matthews discusses Minerva’s recent CLA+ scores: “the average CLA+ score of Minerva’s students ‘was higher than the score of senior graduating classes at every other university and college that administered the test.’”

May 10, 2017

Three Years in: Minerva’s Founder on For Profits, Selectivity and his Critics


In this interview, Minerva Founder Ben Nelson discusses the struggles with creating a university from scratch, dispels the myths, and explains how Minerva’s curriculum lets students craft their own education.

April 6, 2017

Young Universities: How to Start from Scratch

Times Higher Education

These universities mark the new age in liberal arts education. Among them, Minerva challenges traditional concepts of university curriculum through its innovative approach to learning.

February 28, 2017

Reinventing Schools: Some Champions in Our Backyard

World Economic Forum

Among other emerging alternatives to the traditional education model, Minerva is reforming the education sphere through its decentralized university program where students earn their bachelor’s degree while living and learning around the world.

November 6, 2014

Class Action: Minerva Enrolls First-Ever Freshman Class

NBC Bay Area

The San Francisco startup promises an Ivy League-caliber education for a tuition of $10,000.


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