Chicago, IL,
09:41 AM

Starving the Beast & Stranded by the State

Attend the free screening of two important films that examine national and state trends of underfunding higher education. Watch Starving the Beast and Stranded by the State, Wednesday, February 22 at 5 p.m. in F1622. The films will be followed by a panel discussion with one of the film’s producers and GSU faculty from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Starving the Beast is a 90-minute film by director Steve Mims that examines the ongoing power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's public universities.

Stranded by the State is a documentary web series chronicling the human impact of the ongoing Illinois budget crisis, produced by Kartemquin Films and In These Times. Episode 1 of the series looks at the effects of the budget crisis on Illinois public higher education institutions, specifically Eastern Illinois University.

Professor Daniel Nearing will moderate the discussion afterwards with panelists Stranded by the State producer Liz Kaar, Dean Andrea Evans, Professor Elizabeth Essex, and Student Senate President Justin Smith.

This event is hosted by GSU’s Office of Marketing and Communications and the University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100, GSU Chapter.