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In the news: IC speaker tells students to embrace technology, be able to adapt


The former editor-in-chief of USA Today told his audience of college students that they need to continue to embrace technology and forget about getting a job that they will make into a long career.

Ken Paulson, speaking in a packed Illinois College lecture hall Wednesday night, told the students they may change jobs seven times in their lifetime and that they need to be able to adapt to a changing world while still following their passion.

“You are the most coveted audience in the world,” he said. “You’re young, smart people with credit cards. You have the capability of driving this nation in a positive way.”
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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