The Inversity Solution: A New Approach to Inclusion

“The World’s Turned Upside Down” is not just a memorable song from the hit musical “Hamilton,” but rather the general consensus of nearly all who have been paying attention to national and global goings-on the past two years. “There’s a lot going right now” is, quite easily, the understatement of the century. From a global … Continued

Liberalism: The Mother of Innovation

Universities have become the frontlines of the American culture wars, with both the political left and right policing which ideas can and cannot be discussed. When a University San Diego (USD) law professor supported an unpopular but credible theory related to the source of COVID-19, the USD administration launched an investigation. At the University of … Continued

Driving Discovery: A series on openness and human progress

In my 16 years at the Charles Koch Foundation, I have had the pleasure of working with—and being inspired by—some of the best minds in the world. These people share a common calling: to discover solutions that help empower people to transform and improve their lives. This calling also represents a core ingredient of human … Continued

mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Empowers People to Learn and Build Skills

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation announced the 2021 recipients of its annual Work Ethic Scholarship which helps those in the industrial trades learn new skills. The Charles Koch Foundation partners with mikeroweWORKS to provide support for the scholarship. “The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has been a national leader in helping Americans discover their unique gifts through advancement in the … Continued

Students stuck in place: Chronicle of Higher Education panel discusses how to improve transfer of credit system

The Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and The Chronicle of Higher Education hosted a discussion on May 17 on “Smoothing the Path for Transfer Students.” As Chronicle reporter Katherine Mangan noted, more than 80 percent of students intend to transfer, but only 20 percent successfully do. “The current system is too cumbersome, and we support projects … Continued