The U.S. Department of Education has been working to establish the Postsecondary Institution Rating System (PIRS) since President Obama announced it in August 2013. The proposed system is planned to provide consumers of higher education with objective data and information that helps students make educated decisions between different institutions. It also aims to improve the shared principles of access, affordability and outcomes. While the federal government's messaging is sound, the most recent update does little to allay the concerns that have been expressed by educators, students and families alike.
The Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University is presenting the special lecture, "Taking Pictures: Philosophy, Copyright, and Appropriation of Art,'' by Karen E. Gover, Ph.D., on Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 6-7 p.m.