Dec. 6: Future, funding of public higher education discussed

newfieldPULLMAN, Wash. – The adoption of corporate-like structures in public universities, resulting in students bearing the brunt of the costs, will be discussed at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Bryan Hall 308.

Guest speaker Christopher Newfield, a professor of literature and American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will shed light on the situation, the effects of economic inequality, the future under a Donald Trump presidency and potential improvements. Much of Newfield’s research links his concern with humanities teaching to the study of how higher education is reshaped by industry and other economic forces.

The talk is co-sponsored by the WSU Foley Institute and the Humanities Planning Group. Other support comes from the WSU College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and departments of English and history.