ivory tower

Academia itself is a reproduction of the problematic structures existing outside, and far below, the Ivory Tower.
A profession that centers around the production of words, as many academic vocations do, should benefit people through those
If you read enough books and articles, or watch enough news segments about why colleges cost so freaking much (and supposedly deliver little for the price), a consensus emerges that tends to include the following premises.
As I began to look into this question a bit more deeply, the answers and arguments I discovered seemed as uninformed or contradictory as those surrounding massive open learning.
The documentary Ivory Tower debuts tonight on CNN, and it identifies some very real problems with higher education in this country. It is unacceptable that we would ignore the message of Ivory Tower at our own peril.
Sure, we must pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.
Tony Carnevale: Ivory Tower brings to the fore the rolling tensions growing underneath the American higher education system
Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.
The film is thought-provoking, to say the least, but we thought we'd pull out just a few takeaways from the movie: The new
In Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) explores the rising cost of a college education in America and asks the unfortunate question, Is it worth it?
There are "sins of commission" and "sins of omission." That is, we can err in what we do, but also in what we fail to do. The documentary film, Ivory Tower, produced by Andrew Rossi and opening on June 13, exemplifies the latter.
After I saw 22 Jump Street, I noted publicly that, while it was funnier than 21 Jump Street, so was my root canal. (Although the latter did include laughing gas.) Still, the bar wasn't particularly high.
In his latest documentary 'Ivory Tower,' filmmaker Andrew Rossi exposes the financial crisis of paying for college. Student loan debt and college tuition rates have reached an all-time high at over $1 trillion. So is a college degree worth the price?
In his latest documentary 'Ivory Tower,' filmmaker Andrew Rossi exposes the financial crisis of paying for college. Student loan debt and college tuition rates have reached an all-time high at over $1 trillion. So is a college degree worth the price?
Now if the idea of political scientists, historians, and a lawyer discussing and dissecting the week's news prompts you to pull out your pillows and blankets, here's the shocker: People started watching.
Of all the steps required to change the world in the way you see fit, the decision to be remarkable is the most important. If you don't take decisive action, nothing else will ever change.
Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.