Monday, March 27, 2017

On February 13, 2017, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, visited the UI campus to discuss the crisis of college affordability and student loan debt. Both of her public lectures are now available online. 

Listen to Sara Goldrick-Rab's Inequality Seminar talk, “Making College Affordable: Adventures in Scholar-Activism.”

Watch her lecture, "Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream," on the Iowa City Public Library's website. 

Goldrick-Rab’s visit was sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, UI Public Policy Center, College of Education, Educational Policy & Leadership Studies, Graduate & Professional Student Government, UI Student Government, Graduate Student Senate, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Sociology, Division of Student Life, College of Business, Chief Diversity Office, and the Iowa City Public Library. It is part of a year-long series of events examining the current state of public higher education. The series began with a screening of the documentary film Starving the Beast and will culminate in a day-long public forum in April.