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    Ashoka U and Cordes Foundation Announce “Most Innovative Educators of 2012”

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    Forget the Oscars—this week, the hottest stars on the red carpet are ideas for improving higher education. Six sustainable, scalable teaching and partnership models to bring disruptive social innovation education have won the 2012 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award.

    With Intelligent Tech, Low-Income Students Find Success in College, Success for Life

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    For many, attending college was always part of "The Plan" after high school—a few years of polish (and partying) before earning a degree and findin

    How Can Higher Education Stay Relevant for the Workforce?

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    When recent graduates hang up their caps and frame their diplomas, many find themselves standing in employment lines.  According to Influencer Design Challenge Team member Branka Minic, Director of Global Corporate & Government Affairs at Manpower, youth are facing unemployment for three major reasons.

    Reinventing the Scholarly Article in the Digital Era

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    Carroll asked, “Why are we talking about publishing papers? We need to reinvent what the scholarly article is in the digital era of today.”

    What is higher ed student "success" in the age of social innovation?

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    “I believe it is the universities who are not student-ready,” said Adam Bush, director of curriculum at College Unbound, during the “Student Access and Success” workshop at the AshokaU Influencer. The workshop sparked a debate about why success, like access, in higher education continues to be such a challenge for American students.  

    How is Higher Education Preparing Students for the 'Real World?'

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    Innovation is a popular trend within higher education. And with good reason. Students and faculty today more than ever are exploring opportunities to innovate while making a difference in the world. And as the pursuit for this type of learning model continues, the education community is searching for ways to develop more meaningful intersections between student pedagogy and social value.  

    Caution: Changemaking in Progress at Rollins College!

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    Along with Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and author of ‘

    The Women Saving Higher Education

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    Higher education may be notoriously resistant to change, but at this point, the writing's on the whiteboard, so to speak. Ashoka U founders Erin Krampetz and Marina Kim are the among the entrepreneurs determined to shake things up and disrupt the system.

    Announcing the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award Winners

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    As more and more colleges and universities seek to launch and grow social entrepreneurship programs on campus, there is an even greater need to sha

    Scouting the Sweet Spot Between Purpose and Profit

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    This is the eighth post in a new series highlighting some of the most high-impact and replicable innovations in social entrepreneurship education through the lens of the 2013 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Awards winners