About this Event
The College of Arts & Sciences invites you to join us for an Evening with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, a sociologist, writer, and public scholar shaping discourse on pressing issues at the confluence of race, gender, education, and digital technology. McMillan Cottom works across multiple platforms, ranging from academic scholarship to essays and social media engagement, to combine analytical insights and personal experiences in a frank, accessible style of communication that resonates with broad audiences within and outside of academia.
In her book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (2017), McMillan Cottom explores the rapid growth of these institutions in the context of rising inequality in the United States. She examines the industry from multiple perspectives, including her experience as an admissions counselor at a for-profit college and the motives and goals of students from a variety of backgrounds who attend these institutions. Her analysis identifies the systemic conditions supporting the predatory marketing behavior in the for-profit college industry, including the limited accessibility of public institutions, discrimination in credit markets, and the increased necessity of academic credentials for securing a prosperous future. The book has reverberated amongst educators and policymakers and has influenced recent policy debates about the racial, gender, and class inequalities of educational institutions.
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About Eye of the Hawk
The goal of the Eye of the Hawk is to provide unique educational opportunities through seminars and lectures. The series brings perspectives from visiting scholars or experts in a given field to UND, provides learning activities or content that would be unavailable without endowment support. Lectures engage the UND community as well as the larger regional community, in a shared learning activity that adds value to the UND experience and in alignment with the donor's intent. The College of Arts & Sciences Eye of the Hawk endowment is generously funded by Rick and Jody Burgum.
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