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Endowed Lecture: Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

March 21 , 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

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Endowed Lecture: Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21
Where: Cole Hall

Cultural critic, sociologist and award-winning writer Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom will present an endowed lecture at Bridgewater College on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

Cottom will speak on “The Crisis of Faith in Higher Education.” In her 2018 book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy and in subsequent essays, Cottom examines the impact of higher education on society and the way it interacts with the economy, the labor market and the collective ideal of the American Dream. She is a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a 2020 MacArthur Fellow and New York Times contributing opinion writer.

The event is a moderated Q&A with Dr. Dominique Baker, Associate Professor of Education Policy at Southern Methodist University. A book signing will follow.

The endowed lecture is sponsored by Harold H. Hersch Educational Fund and the W. Harold Row Symposium on Reconciliation. It is free and open to the public.