As Video Americain tries to sell its vast stock of 60,000 DVDs, humanities professors at Loyola University Maryland, led by film studies director and associate English professor Nicholas Miller, are pooling their departmental funds and raising money from students and alumni to purchase hundreds of cream-of-the-crop films to use as teaching tools.
They've already raised $6,000, $1,000 of it from the Loyola Center for the Humanities, and have purchased more than 600 titles, Miller said.
And they aren't stopping there.
"This is ongoing," Miller said. "Many of us wish we could purchase the entire inventory."
Barry and Annie Solan, owners of the...