The past few decades has seen explosive growth in the number of universities around the world, but it may not be for the noble reasons we would like. Decreased public funding, and new conceptions of universities as engines for economic growth has spurred an intensity of competition for student fees. This shift may help explain rising trends in managerialism, over-quantification of students and researchers, commodification of education, and an 'amenities arms race.' Not to mention staggering student debt, elitism, college admission scandals, and whole countries in protest. Will we be able to turn this failing grade around, or will class be dismissed? [more inside]
Murphy Brown: #MurphyToo Season 11, Ep 3
"After Murphy attends a sexual harassment seminar for the 'Murphy in the Morning' staff, she is surprised to find herself reeling from the long-repressed memory of her own #MeToo moment." [more inside]
Jamilah has her whole life figured out. She's the president of her black sorority, captain of their champion step dance crew, is student liaison to the college dean, and her next move is on to Harvard Law School. She's got it all, right? But when the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue. Her mission is to not only teach the rhythmically-challenged girls how to step dance, but to win the Steptacular, the most competitive of dance competitions. With the SBBs reputations and charter on the line, and Jamilah's dream of attending Harvard in jeopardy, these outcast screw-ups and their unlikely teacher stumble through one hilarious misstep after another. Cultures clash, romance blossoms, and sisterhood prevails as everyone steps out of their comfort zones. [more inside]
Grown-ish: Late Registration Season 1, Ep 1
Zoey Johnson is going to college! Can she and her new friends navigate family expectations, drunken parties, the lure of Adderall addiction, and, for some inexplicable reason, midnight classes as they make the transition to adulthood? Can series creator Kenya Barris pull off a spinoff of his hit series black-ish? Can this show appeal to actual young people, as opposed to middle-aged losers (ie me) who are nostalgic for A Different World and Undeclared? With this episode, we start to find out. [more inside]
High Maintenance: Museebat Season 7, Ep 2
A young girl, who lives with her aunt and uncle in Brooklyn, struggles to be a normal college student; The Guy delivers to a jaded couple who are throwing an intimate birthday gathering. [more inside]
A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. [more inside]
(1962, B&W, Horror, College, Short) "Behold a Ring Forged in Hell from Flaming Molten Fear!" As a prank on a cocky young med student, his fraternity brothers cook up a scary task for him: steal the ring from off a corpse's hand. How annoyed must filmgoers have been, expecting a horror movie when the only scary thing turns up near the end and isn't even all that frightening? It's a really lame ending, and not just to the film, for this is the only episode in MST3K's 198-episode run in which the short follows the movie. YouTube (1h37m) First aired November 3rd, 1990. [more inside]
Yik Yak is a an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. At Colgate University in upstate New York, the anonymity brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism that shook the school.
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.