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At the Higher Education Desk we talk a lot about increasing access for low-income students, largely because delivering affordable, high-quality college education to more people is a pressing economic issue in the twenty-first century. 

Thomas Piketty is currently the Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics. In his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he analyzes data from 20 countries from as far back as the eighteenth century.

The role of faculty with the rise of new technologies like massive open online courses may be changing, but political scientist Ben Ginsberg argues it's already been changed by the rise of something else: deanlets.  

Deanlets, he explains, are administrators at universities who are often less knowledgeable about the institution but are asked to make big decisions about its direction, something previously done by faculty.  

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