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Public Program: "Struggling Toward Meritocracy: The Need for Economic Diversity at Top Colleges" with David Leonhardt this Wednesday

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Please join us for David Leonhardt’s talk, "Struggling Toward Meritocracy: The Need for Economic Diversity at Top Colleges," from 4:30  to 6:00 pm in Rockefeller 003 on Wednesday, May 20.

Students, please register here for a coffee hour with David Leonhardt from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in Morrison Commons, Rockefeller Center.

David Leonhardt


The need for diversity at elite institutions has been at the forefront of recent debate regarding college admissions. In recent decades, elite colleges have recognized the need to admit qualified students of all demographic backgrounds. In the past, excluded students have tended to include women, racial minorities, and religious minorities. Today, however, excluded students tend to come from low-income backgrounds. Are elite institutions aiming to address this lack of economic diversity? David Leonhardt will address the issue of elite institutions’ struggle toward meritocracy in a public lecture at the Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, May 20.
  
David Leonhardt is a columnist at The New York Times and the editor of The Upshot, a Times website covering politics, policy and other subjects. In 2011, he received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his economic columns. He is the author of the e-single, "Here’s the Deal: How Washington Can Solve the Deficit and Spur Growth," an Amazon.com and New York Times bestseller. Leonhardt was previously a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine and the newspaper’s Washington Bureau Chief.

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