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The Future of Higher Education

Overall enrollment in American higher education is sinking despite increasing demand for its elite institutions. President Biden’s recent executive order on debt relief for student loans has drawn mixed reactions, while complaints abound over a perceived mismatch between the skills imparted and the needs of industry.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (In-Person)
6:00 pm ET
The Capitol View at 400, Washington, D.C.
444 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

There will be time to mingle with fellow alumni before and after the program over hors d'oeuvres and libations!

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Join us as Dietrich College Dean Richard Scheines interviews Professors Mike Smith and Marsha Lovett to explore these issues and offer potential remedies from their research and experiences at Carnegie Mellon.

Richard Scheines


Richard Scheines
The Bess Family Dean of the Mariana Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences  





Marsha Lovett


Marsha Lovett, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Educational Innovation and Learning Analytics
Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation
Co-coordinator of The Simon Initiative
Professor of Psychology (Teaching)




Mike Smith


Mike Smith
Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, Heinz College and Tepper School of Business