Series Archives: Book/Film Reviews

Rebekah Nathan’s Freshman Year

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews I just finished a book that provides an interesting response to the question I hinted at in my last posting, namely, what makes up that component of the college experience that seems to command so much more of the cost of college than […]

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The Faculty Lounges

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews One of the main reason MOOCs made so much noise in the popular press is that they seemed like a potential solution to a problem everyone loves to complain about: the skyrocketing cost of going to college. As it turned out, even those […]

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Ivory Tower

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews Back when I started my Degree of Freedom project, I heard word of a film in the making that would center on MOOCs which I later learned had branched out from that subject to more broadly discuss the current state of higher education. […]

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Why Does College Cost So Much?

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews The title of today’s entry sums up the question I’ve been trying to answer during Monday postings over the last several months. But it is also the title of one of the most intriguing books on the subject of the price of college: […]

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The Bennett Hypothesis

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews In a review of Archibald and Feldman’s Why Does College Cost So Much? (and an associated follow up), I alluded to what has become conventional wisdom regarding the high cost of college, a set of factors almost taken for granted in every other […]

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Debt-Free U

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Book/Film Reviews This post marks the end of my summer book review series, which signals a wrapping up of Monday discussions regarding the high cost of college that began earlier in the year. Not that there isn’t a lot more to say about why the […]

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