Tuesday, February 9, 6:00 pm: Anthony Jack (Harvard University) on “The Privileged Poor: How Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students” (MLK and Common Reading Keynote)
Harvard scholar Anthony Jack researches the overlooked diversity among lower-income undergraduates: the Doubly Disadvantaged (those who enter college from local, typically distressed public schools) and the Privileged Poor (those who do so from boarding, day, and preparatory high schools). His research has earned numerous awards and the National Center for Institutional Diversity (University of Michigan) names him a 2016 Emerging Diversity Scholar. His research has been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The National Review, NPR, and other media outlets. Co-hosted by WSU’s MLK and Common Reading Programs, along with the support of many units across the WSU system. Attendance restricted to WSU students, faculty, and staff.