U-M lecture looks at how college maintains inequality

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DATE: 4-6 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014

EVENT: A panel discusses issues about the state of higher education in the United States, as highlighted in the book "Paying for the Party."

Drawing on findings from a five-year interview study, authors Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton address how a group of college women become drawn into a culture of status-seeking and sororities. They say the most well-resourced and seductive route is a "party pathway" anchored in the Greek system and facilitated by the administration. This pathway exerts influence over the academic and social experiences of all students, but benefits the affluent and well-connected while seriously disadvantaging the majority.

Panel speakers include Armstrong, associate professor of sociology and women's studies; Elizabeth Cole, chair and professor of women's studies; Phil DeLoria, LSA associate dean for undergraduate education; and Michael Bastedo, associate professor and director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the School of Education.

PLACE: 2239 Lane Hall, 204 S. State St., Ann Arbor. Central Campus map: http://campusinfo.umich.edu/article/central-campus-map

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