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For Profit with Aaron Calafato:

In the Spring 2014 semester, the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (ICSR), in collaboration with the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism and the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance, hosted For Profit, a one-man play by activist and playwright Aaron Calafato. Based on Calafato's experience of working as an admissions counselor at a for-profit college, For Profit examines such colleges, and the practices of the for-profit educational industry. Further, the play raises the issue of the student debt crisis that has left Americans with over a trillion dollars in student loan debt—a number that is continuing to increase. Dr. Judy Rohrer, Director of ICSR, notes that "ICSR has a goal to critically analyze contemporary social, economic and political problems. Bringing this play to WKU is a great way to raise awareness of the economic instabilities and inequalities within higher education." Rohrer adds, "it's also a great way to promote collaboration between different departments and units at WKU."

To view Photos from Aaron's visit to WKU click here.

For Profit Panel Discussion

For more information regarding Aaron Calafato's solo-play check out his website (aaroncalafato.com).  Additionally, WKU graduate student Jacqueline Adams was interviewed regarding student debt.  You can watch to the interview here on WNKY's website.

Student Debt Resources:


Student Debt Crisis (studentdebtcrisis.org)

Higher Ed Not Debt (higherednotdebt.org)

Strike Debt! (strikedebt.org/)

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