Dr. Anthony Jack - The Privileged Poor
The Center for the Study of Diversity is excited to invite the University of Delaware community to four events throughout the Spring 2020 semester. All events are open to the public.
On April 8 at 7pm at the Trabant Theater, we welcome Dr. Anthony Jack from Harvard University as he discusses his book The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students.
What does it mean to be a poor student on a rich campus? This question is all the more important as colleges and universities continue to take affirmative steps to socioeconomically diversify their campuses. Dr. Jack examines how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the "experiential core of college life." He sheds 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.
This is event is co-sponsored by the UD College of Arts & Sciences, Division of Student Life, and the Office of the Provost.