Butler, Welch, Tester, Gianforte, & Ward on the Value of Higher Education

Butler, Welch, Tester, Gianforte, & Ward on the Value of Higher Education

This week, we explore the value of higher education. First, Associated Students of University of Montana President Alex Butler and Vice President Mariah Welch tell us about their efforts to get students engaged in the debate about funding higher education and the 6-Mill levy ballot referendum. Next, we hear from Sen. Jon Tester, Congressman Greg Gianforte, and economist Bryce Ward on the importance of higher education in creating opportunities for Montanans and the value of the 6-Mill levy.

Patagonia & Alan Adams want you to VOTE!

Patagonia & Alan Adams want you to VOTE!

It’s election season and we continue this week with our series highlighting important reasons to vote. Alan Adams in the regional sales rep for Patagonia. Learn all about the path that led him to this position, his views about Patagonia’s advocacy work, and the company’s efforts to get folks to the polls. Midterms Matter!

Professor & Pollster Sara Rinfret Puts Students First.

Professor & Pollster Sara Rinfret Puts Students First.

We’re getting political this week! Justin and Sara co-founded and co-direct the University of Montana Big Sky Poll and in this episode they break down the poll’s most recent results. Sara also shares her motivation for starting the poll, for creating applied learning experiences, and why her tenure as Director of UM’s Masters of Public Administration program has been so successful. And in case that’s not enough, we get to learn about Sara’s primary research interest – bureaucracy! Don’t miss this one.

Larry Summers wants more speech and less comfort on campus

Larry Summers wants more speech and less comfort on campus

This week features Justin’s conversation with Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, President emeritus of Harvard University, chief economist to President Obama, among many other illustrious and influential positions. Larry and Justin discuss freedom of speech and expression on college campuses and the importance of universities to America’s future.

It was a great privilege to visit with Larry during his recent visit to Montana and we are excited to bring you this important episode.

Tester, Gianforte, & Ward on Higher Education and the 6-mil Levy

Investment in higher education is a hot topic across the country and in Montana especially. Every ten years since 1948 Montanans vote on a ballot measure called the 6-mill levy, which represents a substantial funding mechanism for the state’s university system. The 6-mil levy returns to the ballot this November. In this special episode, we present the viewpoints of Senator Jon Tester (D), Congressman Greg Gianforte (R), and UM Bureau of Business and Economic Research economist Bryce Ward. Each presents a different perspective on the value of higher education and offers some thoughts on the 6-mill levy.