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Kickoff Program: Sara Goldrick-Rab on Access and Opportunity in Higher Education

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Join us as we kick off our fall programming with Temple University Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology Sara Goldrick-Rab, who will discuss affordability in higher education. Hailed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as “a defender of impoverished students and a scholar of their struggles,” Goldrick-Rab is ranked 7th in the nation among education scholars according to Education Week and has been awarded the Carnegie Fellowship.

Sara Goldrick-Rab is founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia, as well as the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. She is best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, having led the three largest national studies on the subject, and for her work on making public higher education free. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award, and in 2016 POLITICO Magazine named her one of the top 50 people shaping American politics. Her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, is an Amazon bestseller, a 2018 winner of the Grawemeyer Award, and has been featured on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Registration is encouraged.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall