Screening 'Unlikely' In Pursuit of a Better U

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Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Bernath Auditorium
Category: Movie

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**Programming Note**

Unfortunately, the much anticipated campus visit by Dr. Nancy Cantor has been canceled. The screening of the film "Unlikely" will still go on as planned on September 23rd  - with a facilitated discussion to follow. We look forward to engaging the campus community with additional events and conversations ahead of our annual Student Success Summit on November 22nd.

  • 11:30 AM ‘Unlikely’ Film Screening*

Unlikely, according to the directors, is “a narrative of students who struggle to navigate a system that was never designed to serve them. The seemingly insurmountable obstacles they face in their fight for a second chance at opportunity. And the unsung heroes in higher education working to ensure that zip code doesn’t determine destiny.”

In the U.S., less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making America’s college completion rates among the worst in the world. Now there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt, and behind their peers in earning power. This film investigates America’s college completion crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.



Josephina Ragon




Academic Staff, Faculty

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