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Real Retirement

‘I am beside myself with the classes I have taken.’ Retirees are finding themselves on college campuses — again.

Older adults are being embraced at colleges and universities as they work on their next act.

The combination of longer lives and technological disruptions means the need for lifelong learning is an economic necessity.

MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto

I’m always energized being back on a college campus, especially if it’s the University of Notre Dame with its stunning architecture and magnificent landscape. 

My guide one chilly morning was Paul Morlock, a former healthcare executive. Morlock took me to an undergraduate class he participates in, “Theology, Ethics and Business.” 

Later in...