12 juillet 2014

Uniting Higher Education Innovation and Scalability through Infrastructure

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. We were not a wealthy nation when we began improving our highways … but the roads themselves helped us create a new wealth, in business and industry and land values. … So it was not our wealth that made our highways possible. Rather, it was our highways that made our wealth possible.”
~ Thomas H. MacDonald | Chief (1919-1939) and Commissioner (1939-1953), U.S. Bureau of Public Roads
This quote by Thomas MacDonald references the passing of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (commonly known today as the “interstate highway system”). In it, he speaks to the connection between infrastructure and progress, structure and innovation and infrastructure and wealth. It’s an apt metaphor for higher education, which is poised to provide greater value to the United States save for the urgent need for more modern infrastructure to support such potential. More...

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