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Ivory Tower

Blame the Schools!

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Jonathan Haber

If you read enough books and articles, or watch enough news segments about why colleges cost so freaking much (and supposedly deliver little for the price), a consensus emerges that tends to include the following premises.

Why Does College Cost So Freaking Much?

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Jonathan Haber

As I began to look into this question a bit more deeply, the answers and arguments I discovered seemed as uninformed or contradictory as those surrounding massive open learning.

We Are More Than an Ivory Tower

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

The documentary Ivory Tower debuts tonight on CNN, and it identifies some very real problems with higher education in this country. It is unacceptable that we would ignore the message of Ivory Tower at our own peril.

College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School

Michael Roth | Posted 10.31.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Sure, we must pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.

The Global Search for Education: What Is the Future of Education?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Technology is the hope for many low-income students who cannot afford the more selective institutions. It's one answer to getting costs under contro...

Ivory Tower: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Benefits of Higher Education

Nell Minow | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Nell Minow

Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.

6 Things You'll Learn About Colleges Watching The 'Ivory Tower' Documentary

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.25.2014 | College

The new documentary "Ivory Tower," by filmmaker Andrew Rossi, explores the growing student debt crisis, and how colleges got to a point where they're ...

Ivory Tower and the Crippling Cost of Higher Education (VIDEO)

Rob Feld | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Rob Feld

In Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) explores the rising cost of a college education in America and asks the unfortunate question, Is it worth it?

Ivory Tower Fails to Make the Grade

S. Georgia Nugent | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
S. Georgia Nugent

There are "sins of commission" and "sins of omission." That is, we can err in what we do, but also in what we fail to do. The documentary film, Ivory Tower, produced by Andrew Rossi and opening on June 13, exemplifies the latter.

Week in Film: 22 Jump Street, The Signal and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After I saw 22 Jump Street, I noted publicly that, while it was funnier than 21 Jump Street, so was my root canal. (Although the latter did include laughing gas.) Still, the bar wasn't particularly high.

From Duck Dynasty to the Ivory Tower

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Media
Robert J. Spitzer

Now if the idea of political scientists, historians, and a lawyer discussing and dissecting the week's news prompts you to pull out your pillows and blankets, here's the shocker: People started watching.

The Decision to Be Remarkable

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Guillebeau

Of all the steps required to change the world in the way you see fit, the decision to be remarkable is the most important. If you don't take decisive action, nothing else will ever change.

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.