FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Highly Acclaimed Film on Threats to Public Higher Education Screened at UNCG
Why is college tuition increasing at alarming rates, causing crushing educational debts for many North Carolina students? Why are college courses increasingly taught by part-time faculty? What are the troubling consequences of our state legislature increasingly reducing the funding of higher education for the public good?
In Starving the Beast, Director Steve Mims lays out with calm, terrifying clarity how wealthy individuals like Grover Norquist and the Koch brothers are leading a concerted effort to transform taxpayer-funded institutes of learning and research into profit-making ventures in which students are passive consumers and universities are service providers.
University faculty, students, and staff along with the citizens of the Triad must see this critically important and timely documentary that will be shown at UNCG in the Elliott University Center Auditorium on Monday, January 30, 2017, at 6 pm.
Following the film, Gene Nichol, who is the Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law at UNC-Chapel Hill and the principal faculty member from the UNC system interviewed in the movie, will lead a discussion.
This film screening is free; however, donations will be welcomed at the door.
This event is co-sponsored by the UNCG Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), UNCG Faculty Senate, UNCG Graduate Student Association, and UNCG Humanities Network & Consortium.
President, UNCG AAUP Chapter