Anthony Jack, author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students, to speak to Linfield students and community

Anthony JackIn conjunction with the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities, Linfield College will cohost Anthony Jack, author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Students, for a lecture Thursday, Nov. 14, at p.m. in Ice Auditorium, located in Melrose Hall. 

Jack is a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 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. Jack’s first book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Poor Studentswas released in March 2019, and The New York Times Magazine recently published his essay, “I Was a Low-Income College Student, Classes Weren’t the Hard Part.” 

Linfield is Jack’s only stop in the Pacific Northwest on his book tour. You can find out more about his works from the Linfield College Library: 

Jack’s lecture on poverty and equality within higher education will be followed by audience questions and a book signing. Attendees can bring a copy of Jack’s book or purchase one at Linfield College. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield President’s Office, 503-883-2617 or