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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

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

Panel Discussion with
MaryFrances McCourt, IU Chief Financial Officer
Matt Pierce, Member, Indiana House of Representatives
Brian Powell, Professor of Sociology
Timothy Slaper, Director of Economic Analysis, Indiana Business Research Center

Friday, April 5, 4-5:30 p.m.
Walnut Room, IMU
Free and open to the public


A Policy-writing Workshop for Undergraduates With
Justin Ross, Assistant Professor of Public Finance and Economics, SPEA

Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m. (Supper provided)
Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Continental breakfast and lunch provided)
Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh St.
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

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?

Come for an examination of these and other questions and learn how to write a policy proposal that could bring about the change you would like to see in the content and/or funding of higher education.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the panel discussion, which is open to the public. Sign-up required to attend the undergraduate workshop. Students who wish to attend the workshop must be available for the Friday (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday (9a.m.-3 p.m.) sessions.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending the policy-writing workshop, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire program and e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Policy Writing" workshop and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied.

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