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