Recently several former CCO staff and students have launched a project to respond to the crisis in higher education. They are seeking to start a new college here in Pittsburgh. It will be called the Saxifrage School.
A short animated video captures their dream.
The Saxifrage Idea from Saxifrage School on Vimeo.
The founders of the school (Tim Cook and Andrew Heffner) led a seminar at Jubilee this year. The room was full of students and professionals committed to higher education. I think this points to the desire to hear new ideas about how to transform higher education.
As the above poster notes, I (Francois) will get the chance to speak at one of their events next month. My topic will be the difficulty of change as it relates to health as flourishing.