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Admitted, Not Accepted: A Love Letter To POCs In The Ivory Tower
Student at Cornell University, far above the Ivory Tower. Hija...
Academia itself is a reproduction of the problematic structures existing outside, and far below, the Ivory Tower.
The View from My Ivory Cubicle
Bahá'í grad student
Blame the Schools!
Author, Critical Voter
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?
Author, Critical Voter
As I began to look into
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
Chancellor, The State University of New York
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
at our own peril.
College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School
President, Wesleyan University
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
Blogger and author, 'The Real Alice in Wonderland'
Ivory Tower: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Benefits of Higher Education
Movie critic, corporate governance analyst
Andrew Rossi's new documentary,
, 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
and the Crippling Cost of Higher Education (VIDEO)
In Andrew Rossi's new documentary,
, 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?
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Fails to Make the Grade
S. Georgia Nugent
Senior Fellow, Council of Independent Colleges
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,
, produced by Andrew Rossi and opening on June 13, exemplifies the latter.
Week in Film:
22 Jump Street, The Signal
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
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.
Robert J. Spitzer
Distinguished Service Professor and Chair, Political Science, ...
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
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"
Walter Kirn, author of the novels
Up in the Air
Mission to America
, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.
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