Critique of funding cuts goes viral

So far more than 10,000 views on YouTube for a well-spoken defense of funding for the humanities by Eva von Dassow, a University of Minnesota professor of classical and Near Eastern studies. From Inside Higher Ed:

Von Dassow… had only three minutes (and she was reminded with a gavel when she needed to wrap up). But the video of her talk is inspiring many of her colleagues at Minnesota and elsewhere, many of them fed up with what they view as unrelenting budget cuts, particularly of humanities disciplines. The video is already being suggested for viewing before other universities consider new rounds of cuts.

Well worth a watch.

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