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It’s Never Easy: 10 Steps to Firing an Employee With Some Level of Grace

By 2U Staff, March 06, 2014

Learning is a life-long process that doesn't stop after college. Take it from Chip Paucek, CEO of 2U, Inc. In this post he wrote for LinkedIn, he talks about the difficult, but sometimes necessary experience of firing an employee and the lessons he’s learned to let an employee go with grace.


Sallie Krawcheck and Earl Lewis to Join 2U, Inc.’s Board of Directors

By 2U Staff, February 24, 2014

2U, a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enable leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere,today announced that it intends to expand its board of directors and will then appoint two new members to fill those seats: Sallie Krawcheck and Earl Lewis.


2U, Inc. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

By 2U Staff, February 21, 2014

2U, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock.


Announcing SocialWork@Simmons!

By 2U Staff, February 18, 2014

We’re excited to share that today we announced our second partnership with Simmons College, SocialWork@Simmons, an online Master of Social Work!


MBA diary: Double shift

By 2U Staff, February 13, 2014

For Lindsay Konte, a student at UNC Kenan-Flagler, the challenges of juggling a part-time online MBA and a job are outweighed by the opportunities to put learning into practice right away.


2U, Inc. Announces the Formation of its First Advisory Board

By 2U Staff, February 12, 2014

The board includes international human rights advocates, elected officials and presidential campaign managers, academic philanthropists, corporate lawyers, and tech CEOs.