Reimagining Higher Education Feat. Danielle Strachman and Anthony Hennen
Date(s) - May. 21, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT for a 1-hour virtual discussion on the future of higher education with Danielle Strachman, General Partner of 1517 Fund and Anthony Hennen, Managing Editor for The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. This event will be moderated by Marshall Kosloff, Lincoln Network’s Director of Media and Outreach.
With college campuses across the country shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic and the prospect of Zoom-only class in the fall, has the time finally come for a reimagination of higher education? Will students and parents continue to pay sky-high tuition for a credential, or will online alternatives such as Lambda School break out into the general population? How can cash-strapped state governments drive reform at brick-and-mortar legacy institutions?
General Partner of 1517 Fund
Danielle Strachman is a cofounder and general partner of 1517. She has worked with young entrepreneurs for about a decade. In 2010, during the founding of the Thiel Fellowship, Danielle joined to lead the design and operations. She’s worked with some of the most prestigious founders like Vitalik Buterin and Ritesh Agarwal. Previous to her work with Peter Thiel, Danielle founded and directed Innovations Academy in San Diego, a K-8 charter school serving 400 students, with a focus on student-led project based learning and other alternative programs.
Managing Editor of The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
Anthony Hennen is managing editor of The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, a higher education think tank based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also managing editor of expatalahians, a journalism project focused on the Appalachian region. He holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in politics/philosophy/economics from the Cevro Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. Previously, he worked at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Red Alert Politics.