|AAUP SE CHAPTER
Free Screening of STARVING THE BEAST
The Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
would like to invite you to join us for a screening of the documentary film Starving the
Beast. The screening will be held Monday, November 28th at 4:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts
Recital Hall, and admission is free.
This 95 minute film is very informative in its frank portrayal of the national trend to
de-fund (and therefore de-value) public universities, and is a must-see for anyone
concerned with public higher education.
According to writer and director Steve Mims, this film "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 re-frame 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
Starving the Beast has been featured in Inside Higher Ed, and has been reviewed in
The New York Times and The Washington Post.
For more information contact Carolyn Fridley, SE AAUP Chapter President