Greetings UPI Members and friends:
We are having a Teach-In/Movie Night to see “Ivory Tower” at 4:30 Tuesday 7/1, Landmark Century Cinema 2828 North Clark Street just north of Diversey. There’s an empanadas place next to the theater, and we will spill out and go there for discussion afterwards.
DUTCH TREAT! But the 4:30 show is the matinee price and the empanadas are cheap and tasty.
Have you heard about this film? You can watch the trailer and get more info
And I’m pasting a synopsis below (emphasis mine).
Hope you can make it!
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), the documentary Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard to public colleges in financial crisis to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point. Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union and San Jose State—among several others—Ivory Tower reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. Ultimately, Ivory Tower asks: what price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model?