THRUN: For me this is an interactive medium that empowers the student just very much like a video game. This ward off one of those attacks, we started talking about briefly, a sequel injection attack. MICHAEL ROTH, PRESIDENT, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: I don't think you will find a more fervent believer in the liberal arts than the guy holding the microphone in front of you today. But today, the Cooper Union is one of the last examples of a free higher education institution in the country. I'm trying to give you opportunities for agency, so that I'm not just simply treating you as any old students. The face to face and the opportunities of the online and how can we come up with hybrid models? UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That's the kind of garbage our government is playing with our young people. CROWD: I support the occupation! KAKEMETZ: That expansion of the franchise of higher education was really so unprecedented, and it led directly to the Higher Education Act of 1965, creating the Federal student aid programs. And the way you get prestige is that you get the highest ranking which expands your market and allows you to charge more. Coming from a minority experience to a majority experience, I think it forces me to find an identity other than the obvious. WESTCOTT, VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION: I do have a statement to read to you. Web. But, you know, there was 40 of us. Let's not assume it is inevitable that public support for institutions of higher learning has to just continue to decline. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The President makes in excess of $700,000 as total compensation. Whether or not it is the best way and whether or not people who are standing to profit should be making this decision. LOUIS MENAND, AUTHOR OF METAPHYSICAL CLUB: Over two million veterans took advantage of the GI Bill. Because I think if I'd gone to another college I would become really self-absorbed and narcissistic. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're now starting to question what we're buying. BROWN: I was reading "The New York Times" on Sunday. But you wanted to make something out of life, and that what I'm so proud of. They're like, look what is this? God will make a way." But we've never really examined very closely the ingredients on the box. BROWN: I -- we haven't, we can't disclose the amount, I'm sorry. DAVIS: When we got on Harvard's campus, I mean, I was just like, "My baby is at Harvard." We are just going to do it. KAKEMETZ: Because of America's status as a country that's always reaching for higher and higher ambition and growth, in the 19th century, we started to have this idea that a university education could be of benefit to absolutely everyone, that we should be able to all have the learning that we need to have self-respect, to be able to support ourselves, and also to be able to be full citizens. I think this whole system stinks. Because, I mean, there is just so much. The moments right before an action starts are the most exciting, also scary. BOONE: As a kid, you had all this like, wow, fantasy and dreams about what you wanted to do when you got older. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Starting off, $78,000. STUDENTS: Mike check. My mom didn't go to college. And it's a community of people that believes that we don't need to rely on traditional schools or institutions. STARK: In Silicon Valley, we don't, you know, care about accolades or experience even. REAGAN: We need to keep government on the sidelines. DELBANCO: There are problems in all the sectors of higher education. I haven't actually, you know better myself at all. It's really a debate about who can and who is willing to pay for it. You needed to provide the housing, the classrooms, all the food that they needed, and the facilities that are required in order to play in the game. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But you recognize that Hegel can be read against that argument very effectively? But they don't make sense when people are taking on $100,000, $200,000 in student debt. We at Harvard believe that the best kind of education for undergraduates is a liberal arts education. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (CROSSTALK) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is really tragic the only resolution I could think of is to charge tuition. Like, saw lots of racism, lots of sexism, got beat up, got in fights. You can merely migrate from your hometown and get that experience. I have removed the additional security guards. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: By doing flip classroom, eliminating the large lecture. MANNING: I mean, if we gonna spend money, why give it to Udacity. KYBIE DYER, COLLEGE STUDENT: When you think of hacking, the first thing people think of is literally hacking a computer. Right. The problem is institutions are creating these party pathways through college and take their money but don't ask anything of them academically. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How is Udacity being paid? What do we want? DELBANCO: In the middle of the Civil War, in 1 862, Congress of the United States, amazingly enough, found focus and attention to pass the Morrill Act, which funded the land grant colleges that later became the great state universities. %%EOF You try to give them tips. One offers an amenity and they all have to offer the amenity. Untitled page. THRUN: I spent about an hour on the phone. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The entire school does not have any confidence in your ability to lead The Cooper Union. College is the place where you figure out that there is something better. DAVID MALAN, PROFESSOR, CS50: Today we begin our exploration of the fundamentals of computer science and the art of programming. But sometimes I think the best way to bring Hegel into the new day is to transgress him. RUCINSKI: I want this for my kids, it's just too bad it costs $60,000 a year. Nobody disputes that. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Is that them? (LAUGHTER) ROTH: Is your daughter going to have a job and not come back home? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So welcome to the library, everyone. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What did you say? But if you look at you and say he from Ohio, he from Cleveland, he is in college trying to make something out of himself. (CROSSTALK) BLAUWEISS: Can I finish? Here's the name of the colonel calls where? I didn't know how to interact with white people, and I was afraid. I haven't been going. :�w^5 They didn't learn the material. In this moment of declining state support, students who can pay full, out-of-state tuition without seeking financial aid are very important for the university. We have two athletic facilities for you to go to. SEBASTIAN THRUN, PROFESSOR, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CO-FOUNDER, UDACITY: Welcome to the online introduction to artificial intelligence. And now people are starting to ask really, really tough questions about the role that colleges is playing in American society. CROWD: I support the occupation! It's an end in itself. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And I support the notion of free and accessible education for all! UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She doesn't have a fraction of the problem we have. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I have so much more work to do. The student loan program was never intended to be this large. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And what we need to accomplish today is to take a look at these lectures per medics (ph) and so, if you have any questions or problems today is the day to kind of address those. Ivory Tower Documentary Transcript. How do you like these readings?" San Jose State wanted me involved at all, with anything like Udacity. Claus Palais Royal Take Away. And the possibility of equality. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: All of these platforms are using short videos, interactive questions, and online chat sessions, even robo grading, to translate courses that were created at the world's top universities into versions that can and are being taken by millions of people all around the globe absolutely for free. So they need to offer more courses for less money, and putting a class on the internet, seems like the easiest way. So if you're really into fitness -- RUCINSKI: It takes a real shift to consider something different when our kids are on this path towards a college degree. The film, Ivory Tower. The purpose of this place is for you to create what you want here, right? UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's become a race for credentialism. LISA RUCINSKI, PARENT: We are definitely ensconced in this view that there is only one way to go to college. JERRY BROWN, CALIFORNIA: What is happening to higher education is not good for America. Turns out we had a few more students show up on Monday than we initially expected. ROTH: Yes. But the tuition announcement was not the end of an era it was actually, the beginning of a campaign. ELLEN JUNN, SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY PROVOST: Our students are very hard work. When you have the chance to open yourself up to new things. I mean, what kind of society do we wanna be? And he ran for president later on a promise to disband the Department of Education. You may have sensed that some of us are expecting you to save the world, preferably by the time you graduate. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Alright. The tuition cost here in Arizona used to be near zero. Well, you know, one can ask if they were or not, but there is no question that loan is a -- yes, a challenge for the institution to pay back. Two and a half hours of Hegel. A lot of times, it's really easy to say, like, "How in the world can I do this?" But with the increasing budget cuts, we are unable to offer remedial math both semesters. We have an introductory computer science course that is known as CS50, and it is now the largest undergraduate course on campus. They made it in spite of a system, an apparatus that said they wouldn't. The student tells us "I can take a five-hour bubble bath and no one will complain." Working on their apps. Whatever school you go to. They're focus on something else. As you can see, it is a very massive building. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We've got a lot of people with college degrees waiting tables cleaning toilets, you know, driving taxis. So it could be through a lecture and transferring content to you. BERGMAN: Through this education we are, like, putting ourselves through a grinder of some sort. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: California pioneered the best public education system in the world. CHRISTENSEN: Higher education in America has been very successful for centuries. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The more campuses one visits, the more one discovers that the diversity of America's college students is mind- boggling. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is college overrated? UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We all acknowledge that we're in a financial strait right now, but the administration and the board failed to understand how tuition's going to destroy the school. This school stands for something. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think some of it is kind of related to the whole Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg being at Harvard. College has been sold and oversold as the key to a better future. You have to deal with rent. But these organizations are non-profits. When you're in a place for four years where there's people who look like you, and they're achieving, it does do something for your own confidence. When you live in a place with bright sunshine and palm trees and beautiful weather, people think you can't be too serious, but the whole party school thing is just bogus. There is disappointment over the tuition issue. DELBANCO: The first American college, Harvard College, was a child of the University of Cambridge in England. And that is the idea that the very concept of the institution of higher learning is about to be broken. When do we want it?