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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing: Exciting Times Ahead!

NASA’s Perseverance Rover is the most recent U.S. mission to the Red Planet. I watched the landing Thursday afternoon on NASA’s YouTube channel along with 2.2 million others (note – the broadcast was shared on other channels, so I’m not sure of the total viewership worldwide). The sequencing and animation of final events of the seven-month, 292-million-mile journey was impressive, but the enthusiasm of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mission Control team during the final minutes, including the spontaneous celebration after notification of the landing, was inspiring.

Why Government Should Engage the Private Sector in the Higher Education Discussion

In the past several years, online higher education has come under increased scrutiny by the federal government and policymakers.  As a relatively new trend, online education has been closely examined by some, not so closely examined by others, and has a number of critics.  In a recent report called “Odd Man Out: How Government Supports Private-Sector Innovation, Except in Education,” published by the American Enterprise Institute, author John Bailey notes that an acute lack of support and engagement from government agencies to the private sector in education is not only out of sync with other public-private enterprises, it is counterproductive in attempting to reform higher education.