REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks in a planning meeting inside the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. ... more 
REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks in a planning meeting inside the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. Offering a twist on the learn-from-anywhere convenience of Internet classes, a new university is asking freshmen to take a large leap of faith. Minerva Schools of KGI, a radically experimental university in San Francisco, is sifting through applications for its first class, starting this fall. The school is an alliance between Minerva Project, a venture-backed for-profit company, and Keck Graduate Institute, one of California's Claremont colleges. Picture taken January 7, 2014. To match Feature EDUCATION/ONLINE-MINERVA REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EDUCATION SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY HEADSHOT) less 
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