Manship School to host screening of “Starving the Beast” on April 18


On Monday, April 18, the Manship School will host a screening of “Starving the Beast.” The screening will take place in the Holliday Forum at 6 p.m.


“Starving the Beast” examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America’s public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a ‘public good’ for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas and Texas A&M.


Democratic political strategist James Carville and the film’s writer and director Steve Mims, will make introductory remarks before the film’s screening and a discussion will be lead afterwards by Mims and the film’s producer Bill Banowsky.


This film screening is free and open to the public.


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