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    University of the People

    I wasn't sure if this had been mentioned previously but UPeople has just rolled out 2 new Health Science degrees.

    Health Science - UoPeople
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    They're really moving and shaking. I'm really happy for them.

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    I'm glad they're offering something that's not as common. Too bad they don't accept transfer credits.
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    I love the concept, I just wish they'd change the name to something that doesn't sound like a school in North Korea.
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    I stumble over the name a bit too but I'm really not sure that we are the marketing target.

    New tuition-free health studies degree launched in non-profit US Online University - Times of India
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I stumble over the name a bit too but I'm really not sure that we are the marketing target.

    New tuition-free health studies degree launched in non-profit US Online University - Times of India
    True, but I still think the name could be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    I love the concept, I just wish they'd change the name to something that doesn't sound like a school in North Korea.
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    University of the (Poor) People
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    University of the Glorious Leader?
    University of the People isn't far behind!!
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    I thought it was already determined that University of the People sounds like it belongs in the People's Republic of China, especially since Renmin University of China stands for People's University of China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    I thought it was already determined that University of the People sounds like it belongs in the People's Republic of China, especially since Renmin University of China stands for People's University of China.
    North Korea is the last bastion of hard-core Communism, that seems more appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    University of the (Poor) People
    Oh, how gauche :-(
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    I wonder if University of The People has ever considered test-out options in lieu of transfer credit? Could it be a good way to generate some more money while bringing in new students who wouldn't have considered it due to the no transfer credit situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    University of the (Poor) People
    Funny/sad but true. The North Korean references now make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phdtobe View Post
    Funny/sad but true. The North Korean references now make sense.
    They did all along. So did the Chinese references. I've always thought a school named "University of The People" might do well if located in the "Great Hall of the People" at the edge of Tiananmen Square:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_...nate_House.jpg

    That said, the only thing I'm not crazy about is the name. Amazing accomplishment by Shai Reshef and his team. DEAC-accredited two years from startup - the absolute minimum time required. Few indeed could do this. Some remarkable object lessons in this build, for would-be school operators.

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    Well, it was founded in 2009 and accredited in 2014, but that's still laudable. I actually think the name is fine -- the only place it would potentially have negative connotations is the U.S., as a remnant of the Red Scare, and as has been noted, that's probably not their target market.
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