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Minerva Project Principle Learning Architect Ari Bader-Natal (L) discusses work with Chief Product Office Jonathan Katzman at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Minerva Project Principle Learning Architect Ari Bader-Natal (L) discusses work with Chief Product Office Jonathan Katzman at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Minerva Project Principle Learning Architect Ari Bader-Natal (L) discusses work with Chief Product Office Jonathan Katzman at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A Minerva Project logo is pictured at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A Minerva Project logo is pictured at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A Minerva Project logo is pictured at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks at a planning meeting inside the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks at a planning meeting inside the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks at a planning meeting inside the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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A logo of the Minerva Project, a university startup, is pictured at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A logo of the Minerva Project, a university startup, is pictured at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A logo of the Minerva Project, a university startup, is pictured at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stephen Kosslyn, founding dean of the Minerva Schools at KGI, speaks at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Eric Bonabeau (C), dean of computational sciences at the Minerva Project, a new university startup, gestures during a planning meeting in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Eric Bonabeau (C), dean of computational sciences at the Minerva Project, a new university startup, gestures during a planning meeting in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Eric Bonabeau (C), dean of computational sciences at the Minerva Project, a new university startup, gestures during a planning meeting in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Founding Dean of the Minerva Project Stephen Kosslyn (R) leads a planning meeting with his deans at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Founding Dean of the Minerva Project Stephen Kosslyn (R) leads a planning meeting with his deans at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Founding Dean of the Minerva Project Stephen Kosslyn (R) leads a planning meeting with his deans at the company's office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Employees work inside the Minerva Project office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Employees work inside the Minerva Project office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Employees work inside the Minerva Project office in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Eric Bonabeau, dean of computational cciences at the Minerva Project, a new university startup, listens to founding Dean Stephen Kosslyn in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Eric Bonabeau, dean of computational cciences at the Minerva Project, a new university startup, listens to founding Dean Stephen Kosslyn in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Eric Bonabeau, dean of computational cciences at the Minerva Project, a new university startup, listens to founding Dean Stephen Kosslyn in San Francisco, California January 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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