GotDegrees Reviews: Ivory Tower

GotDegrees Reviews Ivory Tower
Not a cliff I’d want to be standing on…

Getting free cable as part of your job is amazing- when the cable package has more than 25 basic cable channels, that is… While I’d rather watch MSNBC, I’m stuck with disaster porn loving CNN, where I recently saw the ad for a recent documentary on the higher education bubble (and official selection for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival) entitled Ivory Tower. Obviously, I was intrigued; as someone whose livelihood depends on the system of higher education in our country working- at least at the school where I’m at- I’m drawn to literature and films that explain just how screwed up things really are at our nation’s universities and how we can fix it. After finally getting a chance to watch Ivory Tower over the weekend (missed the original airing because no way I was skipping Scandal’s Fall Finale) and having some time to gather my thoughts on it, I thought it would be a great selection for GotDegrees Reviews.

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GotDegrees Reviews: The A**hole/Curmudgeon Double Feature

Sadly, this one's on the lower end of the bell curve of books on curmudgeons... see what I did there?
Sadly, this one’s on the lower end of the bell curve of books on curmudgeons… see what I did there?
Yes, A**holeology is a real discipline... more commonly known as A**hole Studies...
Yes, A**holeology is a real discipline… more commonly known as Asshole Studies…

Another week begins here at GotDegrees with a healthy dose of snark and sarcasm- and hopefully with some solid advice to go along with it- with my review of two “self-help” guides I picked up recently, A**holeology and The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead.

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GotDegrees Reviews: Dear White People…

Yeah, because that'll make more money than Madea Gets A Hangnail... Please...
Yeah, because that’ll make more money than Madea Gets A Hangnail… Please…

Today’s review centers around the movie that everyone seems to be talking about lately… no, not Gone Girl or Ouija (is anyone actually talking about Ouija? If I want to watch a movie based on a board game, Clue is good enough for me, thank you very much)- the newly-released Dear White People ! I’ve been waiting to go down to my local movie theater and be an accessory to highway robbery see this one for a while- I knew from the very beginning that I’d be able to identify with the story and would probably like it. After getting a chance to watch it last Friday (PROTIP: Go to the movies at 4 or 5 PM on a Friday if you can- theater was nearly empty), I’m excited to say I was right; to be completely honest I didn’t like it- I loved it!

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