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May 24, 2013

Live from Suffolk University… Innovation Hub Tackles College 2.0 in Live Taping at The Modern Theater

WGBH News’s Kara Miller hosts educational trailblazing panel
on the future of higher education

As massive online courses gain traction and the cost of traditional colleges skyrocket, are elite degrees becoming superfluous? Will there be a time when students can take free or inexpensive online courses for credit? What is lost and gained by having the best professors in the world teach hundreds of thousands of people? WGBH 89.7 Innovation Hub host Kara Miller and a panel of educational trailblazers discuss the future of higher education at an exclusive live taping of Innovation Hubfrom Suffolk University’s Modern Theater in the heart of Boston’s Theater District.


Kara Miller, Host and Co-producer, Innovation Hub on WGBH 89.7
Richard Miller: President of Olin College.
Anant Agarwal: President of edX.
Eric Mazur: Professor of Physics at Harvard and one of the world’s pioneers in flipping the classroom.
Peter Hopkins: President of Big Think, which has launched at Yale, Bard and Harvard
James McCarthy: President of Suffolk University, who will deliver the evening's opening remarks. 


Tuesday, June 4, 7pm

Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre

Press wishing to cover the event can email WGBH Media Relations’ Regina Daley by 3pm on Monday, June 3 to be added to the press list.

Innovation Hubairs Saturdays at 10am on WGBH 89.7 (encores Thursdays at 9pm). Kara Miller is the creator of Innovation Hub, which she hosts and co-produces. Innovation Hub features creative thinkers in culture, science, medicine and education; the show is featured on WGBH’s Morning Edition and Boston Public Radio. Kara has interviewed Sal Khan, Paul Farmer, Deepak Chopra, Liz Claman, E.J. Dionne, Howard Gardner, Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, Lisa Bloom, Brian Greene and Marissa Mayer, among others.
Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, National Journal, The Huffington Post, The International Herald Tribune, and on theatlantic.com. For Boston.com, she has interviewed and profiled journalists including CNN’s John King, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
Kara, an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, specializing in journalism earned her Ph.D. in English from Tufts, where she examined presidential speeches on the eve of war.
About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.
About Suffolk University
Suffolk University, located in historic downtown Boston, with an international campus in Madrid, is a student-centered institution distinguished by excellence in education and scholarship. Suffolk University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 90 areas of study. Its mission is to empower graduates to be successful locally, regionally and globally.


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