PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, September 10, 2009
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 2:00
Majoring in Debt with a Minor in Post-Graduate Hardship—Student Borrowing
Students are borrowing dramatically more to pay for college: two-thirds of college students borrow to pay for college and their average debt load is $23,186 by the time they graduate. That debt burden is heavily impacting student’s post-graduate lives, putting off big decisions and purchases like a new home or even a new child. And at a time when jobs after college are rare commodities, could we be doing more to help students finance their college education?
Mark Kantrowitz, president of MK Consulting Inc. & publisher of the FinAid Page web site
- Kantrowitz regularly compiles student aid policy analyses for FinAid and has testified before Congress about student aid on several occasions.
Edie Irons, communications director for The Project on Student Debt, part of the Institute for College Access & Success
Representative of Bank of
2:00 – 2:40
No Toilet Paper for a Year……Are you Crazy?
Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle, their two year old child and their dog (how did we get dragged into this?) lived for one year in
"No Impact Man," the documentary, opens in
Colin Beavan, (BEH-vun) visiting scholar at
Michelle Conlin, wife of Colin and partner in the No Impact experiment. She is a senior writer at Business Week, where she covers the working life.
2:40 – 3:00
From the Streets of
Two art shows featuring art from Iranian artists are opening in
Amitas Motevalli, Iranian born artist who works in