Former LSU students, professors debut movie critical of university leaders
POSTED: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 4:00pm
Baton Rouge, LA (NBC33) — A collection of LSU community members decided to use their skills to point out greed at the university.
The group, which calls itself Bureau for Change, made a documentary about corruption within the administration, called "Education not Guaranteed." It held a party for its first screening Friday night.
The idea began with an investigation into illegal course fees charged by the School of Art.
Margot Herster, a former professor, claims she was fired after discovering that the school wrongfully took 75-thousand dollars from students. She and her husband, Scott Sullivan, a member of the law school faculty, are currently engaged in a wrongful termination suit against the university.
The group of filmmakers said students are vulnerable to unethical decisions by university administrators and need someone to stand up for them.
"Now that we're in a position that we can, and that we know and have this knowledge now, we want to share it and hopefully make something happen and make change happen," said Jared Hornsby, one of the filmmakers and an LSU alumnus.
To help some of the students who were taken advantage of, Herster and Sullivan gave away light boxes, projectors, and scanners acquired from a state surplus auction.