Wednesday Lunch Hour - Breaking Point: The College Affordability Crisis and Our Next Financial Bubble

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Noon - 12:50 am
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Over the course of the last several years, the crisis of college affordability has emerged as one of the defining challenges of our era. Since 1978, college tuition and fees have soared by 1,120 percent, growing at three times faster than housing prices and four times faster than the increase in the hourly wage. The inevitable consequence has resulted in a national student loan debt surpassing $1.2 trillion in 2013, crushing the average household under $29,400 in student debt.

Undergraduate political science major Kevin Connell '15 joins the Warner community to discuss his book Breaking Point: The College Affordability Crisis and Our Next Financial Bubble, which he worked on under the supervision of University of Rochester  President Emeritus Thomas H. Jackson.

Hosted by Joseph Henderson '14 PHD.

Light lunch served. Food available at 11:45 am. Program starts promptly at noon.



Tags: educational policy, higher education, Warner Wednesday Talk