Free Screening of “The Ivory Tower” documentary and panel discussion, Oct 27

I bring to your attention an event pertinent to the status and future of higher education. It is a documentary film screening that has captured considerable interest in the educational community. All members of the Academy are encouraged to attend.

Free Screening of The Ivory Tower – Monday, October 27

Ivory TowerThe Graduate School, The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program, and the department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (EPE) are hosting a free screening of the documentary The Ivory Tower.  A discussion will follow.

Monday, October 27th
6:30 p.m.

Taylor Education Building Auditorium, Room 158

Panelists include Dr. Jeffery Bieber (moderator, EPE), Dr. John R. Thelin (EPE), Dr. Eugenia F. Toma (Martin School of Public Policy and Administration), and Heather Yonutas (doctoral student in Anatomy and Neurobiology and President of the Graduate Student Congress).

clip from film trailer - graduates throwing mortarboards in the air

Click on the image above to see the trailer

“As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), this documentary asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.”— from the DVD jacket

Official Selection 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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