The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
October 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Anthony A. Jack
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Assistant Professor of Education,
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Date: Oct 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: G10 Biotech
In this talk, Anthony Jack will discuss how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the “experiential core of college life,” those too often overlooked moments between getting in and graduating. He will shed new light on how inequality is reproduced by contrasting the experiences of the Privileged Poor—lower-income students who graduate from boarding, day, and preparatory high schools—and the Doubly Disadvantaged—lower-income undergraduates who graduate from public, typically distressed high schools.
Drawing on interviews and observational data, Jack addresses the social and personal costs of exclusion that have implications for undergraduates’ objective opportunities and social well-being. His findings are included in his book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-255-6867.
This talk is being sponsored by the Cornell Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, with support from several other co-sponsors including the Institute for Social Sciences, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Center for the Study of Inequality, and the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement.