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The Rise of For-Profit Colleges
Sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom is the author of the new book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy. She is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and faculty associate with Harvard Universitys Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -- 1:00pm


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