Gary Rhoades to Speak on Public Higher Education

Keeping the cost of higher education has become a national conversation, and University of Arizona professor Gary Rhoades will add his voice to the discussion this week. Rhoades, former general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, will deliver two lectures as part of the Academy Evenings series.

The talks, Keeping College Accessible: Charting a New Course for Higher Education, are hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Letters in partnership with the Wisconsin Alumni Association and UW-Parkside in Kenosha. The lectures will be held Tuesday, February 21 at 7 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lecture hall, and Wednesday, February 22 at 5 pm at the UW-Parkside Center Cinema in Kenosha. Both talks are free and open to the public. The Madison event will be live streamed beginning at 6:55 pm.

The Wisconsin University Union is also sponsoring a public lecture, The Attack on Public Higher Education: How Can the University Community Respond? on Thursday, February 23 at 4 pm in the Memorial Union.