Wednesday, January 25
3 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Elite colleges are accepting diverse and disadvantaged students more than ever before—but to Anthony Jack, access does not equal acceptance. An assistant professor at Harvard and author of The Privileged Poor, Jack—once a low-income, first-generation college student himself—studies how poor students are often failed by the top schools that admit them. In talks, he details how class divides on campus create barriers to academic success—and shares what schools can do to truly level the playing field.
This program is presented annually by the President’s Advisory Council for Diversity and Inclusion and will be moderated by Professor Claude Taylor.