Mar. 16, 2011
In conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Celebration of Scholarship at Shawnee State University will include a presentation by best-selling author, Andrew Hacker, professor emeritus at Queen's College of the City of New York.
Hacker, author of the 1992 bestseller, "Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal," acclaimed as one of America's best works about race, will be guest speaker at the Celebration of Scholarship at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the University Center's Sodexo Ballroom. He will present, "The College Crucible: Add Students and Stir."
Hacker, a political science professor who has taught at Cornell University and Queens College of the City of New York, takes a critical look at higher education, particularly the cost of an Ivy League education and offers recommendations on how students can receive a first-rate education at a more reasonable price.
His most recent book co-authored with Claudia Dreifus, "Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids — and What We Can Do about It," was published last summer. As of January 1, the book was in its fourth printing.
Hacker is a frequent contributor to the "New York Review of Books," where he often writes about issues in higher education. He has also authored numerous textbooks and nine trade books. The event on April 7 is free and open to the public.