Annual Spring Dinner with Speaker: Asst. Professor Anthony Jack

April 26th, 2018: 6-8:30 PM @ the Portland Golf Club

Join us at the beautiful Portland Golf Club again this year for our Annual Dinner. Asst. Professor Anthony Jack will speak about his research and book, "The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students".  


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Event Details

Friday, April 26th, 2019
6:00 - Reception

7:00 - Dinner and Presentation  

Portland Golf Club 
5900 SW Scholls Ferry Road; Portland, OR  97225  
(Business casual attire.  Denim not permitted)  


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The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students


The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors—and their coffers—to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that

the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they’ve arrived on campus. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This bracing and necessary book documents how univer- sity policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others.

Despite their lofty aspirations, top colleges hedge their bets by recruiting their new diversity largely from the same old sources, admitting scores of lower-income black, Latino, and white undergrad- uates from elite private high schools like Exeter and Andover. These students approach campus life very differently from students who attended local, and typically troubled, public high schools and are often left to flounder on their own. Drawing on interviews with dozens of undergraduates at one of America’s most famous colleges and on his own experiences as one of the privileged poor, Jack describes the lives poor students bring with them and shows how powerfully back- ground affects their chances of success. If we truly want our top colleges to be engines of opportunity, univer- sity policies and campus cultures will have to change. Jack provides concrete advice to help schools reduce these hidden disadvantages— advice we cannot afford to ignore.


6:00PM - 8:30PM Fri 26 Apr 2019, Pacific timezone


Portland Golf Club
5900 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97225 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Briana Jackucewicz
Eric Laurel
Robert McKelvey
Wayne Gehring
Alexandra Gehring
Zoe Galindo
Mitchell Diesko
Steven McIntosh
Jessica Price
  University of Oregon
Mac Prichard
Eduardo Hernandez Herrera
Nicole DeHoratius
Janis Khorsi
Hugh Walkup
William Lennertz
Susan Lennertz
Michael Getlin
Mia Getlin
David Maynard
Beverly Orth
  Portland State University
Tony Noe
  Software Spectra, Inc.
  Arcadia Senior Housing, LLC
Ben Chiu
Hugh Walkup
Ingeborg Holliday
Mark Holliday
Asma Ahmad
Nancy Bearg
  Reboot Partners LLC
Hsiang-Yi Lin
  MKMB Consulting + Executive Coaching
Justin Denham
  Beaverton School District
Katie Rasumssen
Kelly Jensen
Rehan Ahmad
Brian Smith
  DaVita, Inc.
Rachel Schley-Smith
  Linfield College
Juliet Hochman
Richard Ismach
  Emergency Care, Oregon
Melissa Kenney
  Phase Jewelry
Micah Ismach
Micah's friend
Wesley Kirtley
Susan Kirtley
Stephen Ashbrook
Kristi Ashbrook
Michael Wallace
Koichi Kurisu
... a total of 55 guests.
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Speaker Bio: Anthony Abraham Jack

Anthony Abraham Jack (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2016) is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds the Shutzer Assistant Professorship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

His research documents the overlooked diversity among lower-income undergraduates: the Doubly Disadvantaged­—those who enter college from local, typically distressed public high schools—and Privileged Poor­—those who do so from boarding, day, and preparatory high schools. His scholarship appears in the Du Bois Review, Sociological Forum, and Sociology of Education and has earned awards from the American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Society, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Tony held fellowships from the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation and was a 2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow. The National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan named him a 2016 Emerging Diversity Scholar. 

The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The National Review, The Washington Post, The Hechinger Report, American RadioWorks, and NPR have featured his research and writing as well as biographical profiles of his experiences as a first-generation college student. His first book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students, will be released in February 2019 with Harvard University Press.

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