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School of Hard Knocks: A Lesson for College Entrepreneurs

What can universities do to help Generation Z achieve their entrepreneurial dreams? President Joseph E. Aoun says that we can help them fail.

An Education Mission for Our Veterans

As we reflect on Veterans Day on how best to honor our women and men who’ve worn the uniform, President Joseph E. Aoun says the one thing we can do is take action to make America’s colleges work better for them.

President Aoun Reflects on Mayor Menino

Today, Boston lost a great leader, higher education lost a great champion, and I lost a mentor. Mayor Menino not only welcomed my family and me to Boston, he taught me firsthand about the power of partnerships and the value of being close to the people you represent.

I will miss his wise counsel and the way he related to all people. He will always be the people's mayor and the legacy of his accomplishments will endure forever.

The Global Eduplex

With no casino in its future, Suffolk Downs, the money-losing 80 year-old racetrack, is likely shutting down. This marks the start of a new chapter for the 160-acre swath of land that straddles Boston and Revere. Ideas asked a number of local thinkers, including Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun, to suggest what a smart, long-term vision for the land might look like.

Beyond the limits of traditional learning

Teaching and learning innovations could help resolve the challenges facing higher education, says Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun in an op-ed for Times Higher Education.