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There must be more money allocated to grant programs for student initiatives. This is likely to have the highest impact of all. This wouldn’t necessarily be about money but about the belief the university believes in its students’ ability to make a change. In venture capital, these small grants or checks are called “belief capital.” We can learn from George Mason University/Emergent Ventures led by the economist Dr. Tyler Cowen. I would also be happy to start thinking about how to implement and get this program set up.