Moderated Discussion: Anthony Jack's "The Privileged Poor"

Location: Online in Zoom

Students, join this important discussion around how colleges and universities can better help students succeed. Professor and author Anthony Jack will talk about his book, "The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students." Professor Jack will also share his personal experience and his subsequent research around how elite higher education institutions are failing under-represented minorities. He will explore what students and institutions need to do reverse this trend.

About the Author, Anthony Jack

Anthony Jack is assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and his research has been featured on The Open Mind, All Things Considered, and CNN.

"The Privileged Poor"

"The Privileged Poor" reframes the conversation surrounding poverty and higher education. It was named an NPR Books Best Book of 2019. The book reveals how — and why — disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive.