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Focus on Purpose

In his commencement speech to the 2016 graduating class at M.I.T., Matt Damon shared a piece of wisdom he learned from Bill Clinton: “Turn toward the problems you see…and don’t just turn toward them, engage with them. There are potentially trillions of human beings who will depend on the choices you make ... on your ideas ... on your grit and persistence and willingness to engage.” What does it mean to pursue learning focused on purposeful engagement, rather than on a specific topic or major? Let’s see solutions that tap into tangible, applied experience and problem solving, that evolve in real time with society’s needs.

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An information network architecture resolves the problem to impliment analytics of hirogliphic gametheory  to linguistic connection  value .

An information network architecture resolves the problem to impliment analytics of hirogliphic gametheory to linguistic connection value .

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With a focus on overcoming the challenges of an ever-changing economy, this is a synopsis on staying relevant with continued education.

With a focus on overcoming the challenges of an ever-changing economy, this is a synopsis on staying relevant with continued education.

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Empowerment events for students which call them to action, practicing teamwork, leadership, problemsolving and empathy; documented in blogs.

Empowerment events for students which call them to action, practicing teamwork, leadership, problemsolving and empathy; documented in blogs.

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We can lower the cost of census taking by making it a continuous process based in online cloud management of census data.

We can lower the cost of census taking by making it a continuous process based in online cloud management of census data.

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