WHAT: New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy will host, “The Effects of Affirmative Action on Student Performance in Selective Colleges and Universities,” in its faculty colloquia program featuring Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public and international affairs at Princeton University.

WHO: Douglas Massey, professor and author of The Source of the River: The Social Origins of Freshmen at America’s Selective Colleges and Universities (2003); Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in the Age of Economic Integration (2003), and American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (1993). Massey was the past president of the American Sociological Association.

Respondent: NYU’s Richard Arum, professor of sociology at the Steinhardt School of Education and Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Arum also serves as the Steinhardt School’s director of research. He wrote Judging School Discipline: The Crisis of Moral Authority (2003) and is editor of The Structure of Schooling: Readings in the Sociology of Education (2000).

WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: KIMMEL CENTER 60 Washington Square South, Room 406
For more information or to attend the event, contact Jennifer Zwiebel, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, Steinhardt School of Education at 212.998.6797 or jennifer.zwiebel@nyu.edu.

Editor’s note: The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy seeks to define and assess the critical challenges facing colleges and universities in the present era. The Institute supports research and sustained dialogue that enhance our understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial and economic differences.

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