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Hutton Honors College

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What Is the Purpose of a College Degree? Who Should Pay for It?

April 5, 2013

Have you chosen a major that will lead to a job? to satisfy your parents? to learn about a field about which you are passionate, even if the chances it will lead to a job are slim? Who should pay for your education and the education of other undergraduates? the student? the student's family? the government? IU? Who should decide your degree requirements? IU? the state? you? Students came for an examination of these and other questions.


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Brian Powell, Professor of Sociology at Indiana University

Timothy Slaper, Director of Economic Analysis, Indiana Business Research Center

Matt Pierce, Member, Indiana House of Representatives

MaryFrances McCourt, IU Chief Financial Officer

Joan Pong Linton joined the program from the Attention, Reflection, Connection (ARC) organization, which collaborated with the Hutton Honors College to provide this panel discussion.


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