Headlining in HuffPo: David Van Zandt

In his inaugural column in the Huffington Post, Universities Are Engines for the Creative Economy,, New School president David Van Zandt touted a recent report by the Center for an Urban Future that studied the key role design schools play in New York City’s future.

In his March 20 entry, Van Zandt wrote, there are lessons here for anyone invested in the future of American higher education — and in the next steps for our recovering economy. The report found that design schools are not only a major source of new talent for the economy’s rapidly growing creative sector, but are critical catalysts for entrepreneurship.,

As the entire university community ‘ within and outside of Parsons ‘ has long known, whenever design meets the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and management, it results in the kind of new thinking that remains very New School.