CityViews 8/28/12: For-Profit Colleges/The Civil War


Segment 1:

For-profit colleges – schools that focus on skills and job training – aren’t fulfilling their part of the bargain. That’s according to a recent Congressional report that attacks for-profit colleges for charging high tuition and coming up empty when it comes to job prospects. On Tuesday, we’ll talk about the allegations and legislation aimed at fixing the industry.

Guests include:

  • Nick Hillman, professor of education policy, University of Utah
  • Stephen Burd, senior policy analyst, New America Foundation



Segment 2:

The American Civil War continues to fascinate and puzzle us more than 150 years after seven states seceded from the Union. On Tuesday, we’ll explore the roots of the conflict, turning points and the legacy of emancipation.


  • Marianne McKnight, Associate Dean of the History, Anthropology and Political Science, Salt Lake Community College

“Making Sense of the American Civil War” is a reading and discussion series running through November. The first event in the series will be held Tuesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library.

Books for the series:
March, by Geraldine Brooks
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson
America’s War: Talking about the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries edited by Edward Ayers

Registration is required and texts will be available for loan through the City Library. More information: (801) 524-8200 or