March 2: Occupy Wall Street roundtable

Roundtable discussion to look at Occupy Wall Street, crisis in higher education

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1:42 p.m., Feb. 23, 2012--An event titled “We are the 99 percent: A Roundtable Discussion of Occupy Wall Street and the Crisis in Higher Education” will be held from 3-4:15 p.m., Friday, March 2, in 124 Memorial Hall.

Roundtable panelists will include faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students from across a range of disciplines.

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Topics to be discussed will include:

  • The significance of Occupy Wall Street.
  • Occupy Wall Street and how it relates to issues on campus at UD and to higher education in general, including rising tuition costs and cuts to state funding.
  • Possible responses to national inequalities as a campus community and as citizens.

A representative said that in an election year, the roundtable will provide a forum for discussion of "meaningful solutions for meaningful problems."

For details, contact OccupyUD@gmail.com.

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