• WHAT: New York University’s Institute of Higher Education Policy in The Steinhardt School of Education will present, “The Origins of Affirmative Action at Elite Universities,” a faculty colloquium featuring Jerome Karabel, professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and co-director of the Berkeley Project on Equal Opportunity.
  • WHO: Jerome Karabel, professor and author of numerous articles on higher education and social inequality. Karabel co-wrote The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985 (1989), the recipient of the Outstanding Book of the Year Award in 1991 from the American Educational Research Association, and The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton (2005).
  • WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 5 p.m.
  • WHERE: NYU’S SURDNA ROOM, TISCH HALL, 40 West 4th Street, 3rd Floor

For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact 212.998.5860 or email steinhardt.sihep@nyu.edu. If you are a member of the media and would like to attend, contact Jennifer Zwiebel, 212.998.6797 or jennifer.zwiebel@nyu.edu.

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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