Department of Sociology

Robert Ovetz - "Dismantling the Public University: The Corporate Takeover of UT Then and Now"

Thu, November 7, 2013 | SRH 3.124

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Robert Ovetz wrote his PhD dissertation at The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. The work analyzed the corporatization of UT and its relationship to increasing student tuition and fees, linking these to anti-austerity and anti-war struggles of the day. This talk will give an overview of the relationship between the increasing corporatization of UT and struggles that took place in the early 1990s and its relevance for the current plan to transform the University through outsourcing to Accenture.

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Sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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