Andrew Delbanco in Ivory Tower

Andrew Delbanco, author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, is one of several interviewees in Andrew Rossi and Kate Novack’s movie Ivory Tower. The movie, which made its debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, will make its global television premiere on CNN/U.S. on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm Eastern.

“As tuition rates spiral beyond reach for many students, and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), the film asks: Is college worth the cost?  From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to new models for accessing higher education influenced by Silicon Valley, the filmmakers assemble an urgent portrait of a great American institution at a transformational breaking point.”

Source: CNN,

For more information on the documentary that is sure to spark conversations about the state of higher education in America, click here.



What It Was, Is, and Should Be
Andrew Delbanco 


Einstein Online

Jerusalem’s Hebrew University announced yesterday that it will be launching a new public website in conjunction with the efforts of the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology to make the entirety of Einstein’s writings available online.  The CNN blog Light Years provides additional details.  Princeton University Press and the Einstein Papers Project have so far published twelve volumes of Einstein’s writing and this new public website will unite the efforts.

Very exciting stuff for relativity fans.  Check out the Einstein Archives Online and the 2,000 documents currently offered to the public.  There should be close to 30,000 available this time next year!

Can’t get enough Einstein?  Check out more highlights in Einstein Before Israel and The Ultimate Quotable Einstein available now.