Event: Doc Spot Film Series: Starving the Beast

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Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018. 12:00pm to 12:00pm




Media Library

About this Event

As college tuition skyrockets and student debt explodes, a powerful new documentary reveals a nationwide fight for control of the heart, soul, and finances of America’s public universities.

Starving the Beast reveals a historic philosophical shift that reframes public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the student as a consumer, rather than an investment in citizens as a ‘public good’. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education.

The film vividly illustrates these issues in unfolding dramas at six public research universities: the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas, and Texas A&M.

The Doc Spot Film Series is presented by the UNT Media Library. All film screenings this semester will be held during the noon hour in the Willis Library Forum. [Please feel free to bring your own lunch]. Select events will be accompanied by a guest lecturer.

I Am Not Your Negro February 7 | 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, Room 140

Food Chains March 7 | 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, Room 140

Starving the Beast April 11 | 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, Room 140

This event is part of the UNT Libraries’ celebration of National Library Week.