and in theaters now ...Ivory Tower - Andrew Rossi's sobering film zeroes in on multiple causes of drastically rising college tuition.
"the documentary usefully opens up a discussion that must be joined by citizens in and outside of academia. More festival showings and pre-broadcast theatrical exposure lie ahead."
Info, the trailer and where to view it and requests for a showing info here at the documentary's site - Along with a Petition to Congress posted there..
The description of it:
'an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.'
Hollywood Reporter Review from Jan Sundance film festival.
and this Variety piece on it in March
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
Angelika Film Center
Crest Theater (One night only)
Kendall Square Cinema
Landmark E Street Cinema
San Francisco, CA
Landmark Theatres: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Landmark Theatres: Shattuck Cinemas
St. Louis, MO
LLandmark Theatres: Tivoli Theatre
Landmark Theatres: Century Centre Cinema
Landmark Theatres: The Magnolia
Landmark Theatres: Mayan Theatre
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Landmark Seven Gables
Harkins Theatres Camelview 5
Landmark Edina 4 Theatre
The documentary above includes coverage of an HBCU-- Spelman. Much of the press on what is happening with higher ed centers around the fact that high numbers of minority students are caught up in the online- but coverage frequently fails to talk about what is happening with HBCUs. Craig Melvin of MSNBC has been taking a closer look at HBCUs in a series of pieces here - (recall also Yudof and UCB worked on developing some collaborations with HBCUs):
and, he also did a piece on campus safety rankings here
Lots of excitement on POTUS at UC Irvine commencement next Saturday-- he will be issuing an executive order on Monday, see: Obama To Issue Executive Action Easing Student Loan Debt Pressures
Faced with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives that makes legislation out of reach for most of his policy proposals, Obama has turned to issuing executive orders to accomplish his agenda.
Senate Democrats have proposed legislation that would allow millions of Americans to refinance both federal and private undergraduate student loans at lower interest rates.
The bill is unlikely to overcome the opposition of Republicans, who say the measure would come at too high a cost for the government.
More broadly, the administration is looking for ways to stimulate faster economic growth without relying on legislation.
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Wm. De La Pena
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Monica Lozano (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- Norman Pattiz (AGAIN!)
- John A. Pérez
- Bonnie Reiss
- Richard Sherman
- Bruce Varner
- Charlene Zettel
- Marcela Ramirez
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)