The University will kick off its fall semester lecture collection this Wednesday, with the Sure Men.
Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, a.okay.a. the Yes Males, will appear on campus Wednesday, Aug. 26. Their occasion will kick off the College Lecture Committee’s fall slate. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Second Flooring Ballroom on the Iowa Memorial Union. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.

The Yes Men

As the Yes Males, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno’s brand of “laughtivism” has stored them in the headlines for almost 20 years. They’ve made three function films the newest, The Sure Men Are Revolting, was released in the summer of 2015. Their on-line Motion Switchboard website was additionally just lately launched as a platform for participatory direct motion. By injecting humor into critical topics, they provoke laughter and debate from audiences.

“We are HAPPY to be invited to this event! We hope college students take pleasure in our speech and The film!”

At the side of the night lecture, a free screening of The Yes Men Are Revolting, followed by a question-and-answer session, will take place at 3 p.m. at FilmScene downtown. Other upcoming lectures for the fall semester embrace:

  • Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio authorized affairs correspondent, will present The Supreme Courtroom and Its Impression on You at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Foremost Lounge of the IMU. This lecture is introduced by the UI School of Regulation as part of their Lecture Collection and with help from the Public Radio and the UI Public Policy Middle.
  • Retired CIA analyst Ray McGovern and former FBI agent and whistle blower Coleen Rowley will current Intelligence not Mistaken but Fastened for Struggle at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, on the Englert Theatre in downtown City. This lecture is introduced in partnership with Veterans for Peace and with help from the Middle for Human Rights.
  • Terry Gilliam, screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comic, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, will seem at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in the Major Lounge of the IMU. This lecture is introduced with help from FilmScene, the Obermann Middle for Advance Research, and the Bijou.

We perceive the troublesome selections that legislators face this spring to put THE UNIVERSITY on the street to recovery

Public universities are large-scale incubators of the human capital that’s important to drive progress, presidents and board chairs stated. They met with House Speaker, Senate President, House Republican Leader, Senate Republican Leader and the governor’s chief schooling adviser. Mixed, public universities enroll almost 200,000 college students and send about 50,000 graduates into the workforce yearly, each one an economic engine for the state and past, presidents and board chairs wrote in a letter shared with members of the Common Meeting.

Deparment of Labor

The letter cites a current Financial Coverage Institute research that discovered high-wage states are overwhelmingly these with a highly educated workforce. Based on a 2014 U.S. Department of Labor report, staff with a bachelor’s diploma earn 65 % greater than staff with a highschool diploma.

The earnings gap is almost double for staff with a grasp’s degree and virtually 140 % more for staff with doctoral or professional degrees. Public universities present the broad-based schooling in liberal arts and humanities that produces well-rounded, civic-minded residents.

Presidents and Board of Trustee chairs representing 9 public universities met face-to-face with prime legislative leaders Tuesday to urge help for greater schooling funding within the state’s fiscal 2016 price range. College President arranged the afternoon of meetings to make the case that proposed funding reductions for public universities would injury a key engine for the state’s economic progress and competitiveness.

“OUR proposal INCREASES funding for larger schooling BY 30% for the Following fiscal yr”

Presidents and board chairs added of their letter to legislators: We consider that sustaining a strong, sustained, and predictable degree of state help for our universities is completely essential for the longer term wellbeing and economic prosperity of our state. “Universities leverage state help by attracting more than $1.2 billion in exterior funding that supports the state’s financial system immediately and fosters groundbreaking research-based innovation that creates the new businesses and jobs of tomorrow, the letter says.

Office of Profession Providers

More than 60 employers trying to rent college students and alumni shall be at the 25th annual All Majors Profession Truthful at the College. The truthful, hosted by the UIC Workplace of Profession Providers, is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at UIC Scholar Middle East.

The free occasion is open to UIC college students and alumni solely. Students should convey their i-card for admission. Potential applicants from any main may have the opportunity to collect details about corporations and study full-time, part-time and internship positions from hiring officials. Representatives of companies from industries resembling know-how, engineering, financial providers and schooling will probably be on the truthful, in addition to these hiring for jobs in legal justice, management training, meals service, retail and well being care.

Applicants at the College Aula

For greater than 30 years, the University Lecture Committee has brought a few of the world’s biggest thinkers to the UI campus. Speakers have included a powerful roster of nationwide and international figures in science, politics, business, human rights, regulation, journalism, and the humanities. The collection is funded by way of scholar charges with further personal help, as well as campus and group partnerships.

The aid is simply applicable to federal scholar loans’not the personal ones into which hundreds of Corinthian college students have been reportedly lured, allegations which might be the subject of a pending federal lawsuit. Meaning American taxpayers are responsible for tens of millions of dollars to cowl the cost of the aid’or more. As The New York Occasions reported on Monday, the government has by no means before opened debt aid to such a probably giant pool of scholars.

If each one of the roughly 350,000 students who took out federal loans to attend a Corinthian campus within the last 5 years applied for and acquired the aid, in accordance with the Occasions and different information retailers, the fee might be as excessive as $three.5 billion. A current in-depth Senate investigation discovered that taxpayers in a single yr had invested $32 billion in for-profit schools.