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What ‘Ivory Tower’ gets wrong

Nicholas Dirks, UC Berkeley Chancellor | July 23, 2014

The documentary film Ivory Tower takes on national debates about higher education and renders them as compelling dramas, stories, and scenes. Andrew Rossi, the film’s talented director, previously used similar techniques to raise probing questions about the future of print journalism in an age of digitalization in his film Page One. Now Rossi asks whether “college is … Continue reading »

Good news and bad news for higher education

Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology | December 9, 2010

I am writing this blog post from London, where today, students and faculty mobilized in fierce protest against the British government’s proposed — and now officially passed — plan to raise fees for university, to about $14,000 a year, tripling what fees were up till now. Meanwhile, the education news from California, where annual undergraduate … Continue reading »