Panels & Appearances

What Are Universities For?

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7 PM
RAND Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401-3208
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The men who invented universities in the late 19th century would not find much to surprise them on today’s college campuses. Computers have replaced chalkboards, and students and professors are no longer mainly white men–but the design of the contemporary university has changed very little in the past thousand years. For much of the 20th century, American universities produced the best educated students in the history of the world, and created a growing middle class in the process. But today, American institutions of higher education are under fire from all fronts, including for the high cost of attending, for the role they play in perpetuating inequality, and for their perceived inability to prepare students for a changing world. Is the contemporary research university in danger of going extinct? And if so, is it even worth saving? Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow, co-author of Designing the New American University, and New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, author of Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, visit Zócalo to discuss who universities should serve and what problems they should be solving.


20/20 Vision - ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit

April 6, 2015, 4 PM
The Phoenician Resort, Phoenix AZ 85076-1949.

20/20 Vision: University Innovation Alliance Panel: President Mark Becker, Georgia State University; President Michael Crow, Arizona State University; Bernadette Gray-Little, University of Kansas; John Hitt, University of Central Florida; Chancellor Kim Wilcox, the University of California, Riverside (Main Panel Ballroom K+L)


Fireside Chat – ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit

April 7, 2015, 4 PM
The Phoenician Resort, Phoenix AZ 85076-1949.

Michael Crow, President, ASU; Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO, Starbucks


Interview – ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit

April 7, 2015, 4 PM
The Phoenician Resort, Phoenix AZ 85076-1949.

Michael Crow, President, ASU; Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana and current President, Purdue University


“How Do We Fix American Universities?”

Monday, May 18, 2015 6PM
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento CA 95814
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Michael Crow, President, ASU; Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, State of California