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Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts, at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Marty Meehan, president of the University of Massachusetts, at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

In his State of the University speech this week, UMass President Marty Meehan announced that the UMass system would launch a national online college, with a focus on adult learners. Meehan says it is a necessary step for the university system to confront the "existential threat" of changing demographics and a decrease in demand for traditional higher education opportunities.

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Marty Meehan, UMass system president. He tweets @martymeehan.

This segment aired on March 6, 2019.

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