Event: Doc Spot Film Series: Starving the Beast
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