November21, 2014

“Thinking too highly of higher ed” by Peter Thiel on The Washington Post

Perhaps the least controversial thing that President Obama ever said was that “in the coming decades, a high school diploma is not going to be enough. Folks need a college degree.”

October7, 2014

“Meet The World’s Youngest Female Billionaire, A College Dropout And Medical Genius” on Elite Daily

“Some of the most successful and innovative people in the world never finished college. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are both dropouts of Harvard University for example.”

September24, 2014

“Student debt at all-time high of $1.2 trillion” on CNBC

“U.S. student debt has climbed to an all-time high, despite a decrease in consumer debt for all other major lending categories such as automotive debt, credit card and home equity loans. Behind mortgages, student loans are the second largest debt class.”

September8, 2014

“Richard Branson on Why Entrepreneurs Sometimes Struggle With Formal Education” on Entrepreneur

“I believe that the qualities that make for a great entrepreneur — such as boundless energy, a curious nature and, sometimes, an obstinate streak — are not often attributes demonstrated by top students in the classroom.”

December27, 2012

[Link] Higher Education: Not what it used to be

“American universities represent declining value for money to their students.”

October31, 2012

[Link] “Examining the Thiel Fellowship: Is it Worthwhile?”

Inc. Magazine has a great article discussing why becoming a Thiel Fellow is proving to be more beneficial for some rather than shelling out enormous amounts of money on college. “Probably the only candidate left for a bubble–at least in the developed world (maybe emerging markets are a bubble)–is education,” he said. “It’s basically extremely […]

October8, 2012

[Link] The Parent Loan Trap

Interesting article about the current student loan system and how it burdens both parents and students. They mention needing reform for the loan system, but we think an overhaul of the entire approach to college is necessary. Today, a dozen years on, Ms. Nemenzo’s debt not only remains, it’s also nearly doubled, with fees and […]

August8, 2012

20 Under 20 Mentors

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August8, 2012

Parents of the Thiel Fellows

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July25, 2012

Could New Forms Help Student Loan Debt Crisis?