The for-profit’s new venture New Charter University — sidesteps the loan system by setting tuition so cheap that most students shouldn’t need to borrow.
School bans on cell phones are dialing dollars for one savvy entrepreneur.
The site, NoteUtopia.com, which was launched in August, is intended to function as an online community, a place to network, discuss courses and rate professors.
One of the wealthiest, best-educated American entrepreneurs, Peter Thiel, isn’t convinced college is worth the cost.
Laurie Coffroth looked at the sorry state of funding for public education and saw a business opportunity.
“Over some barbecue, we discussed our shared passion for healthy foods and childhood nutrition,” Gotlib said.
“It’s better than trying to sneak your phone in,” said Tatyana James, a freshman at Herbert H.
Just what that will look like is on display at the north suburban Centennial school administration building: four lockers wrapped in a bubblegum pink ad for the Mall of America’s “Underwater Adventures” aquarium.
“When we’d make presentations to students on management, we would get inquiries into whether we had courses on entrepreneurialism,” said Donald Gibson, professor of management and chairman of the management department at the university’s business school.