Author: Stephan Thernstrom

Stephan Thernstrom is the Winthrop Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard University.

A Harvard Dean’s Strange Comment on Racial Protests

The people who run Harvard College rarely wade into intensely controversial public policy issues. Their personal views may not be at all representative of the Harvard alumni whose contributions are needed to keep the endowment growing. It is thus somewhat surprising that the Harvard administration has been so unhinged by the deaths in Ferguson and […]

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Minorities in College—Good News, But…

How are Hispanic, Black and American Indian students doing in college? The American Council on Education, which bills itself as “the major coordinating body for all of the nation’s higher education,” has just released its 24th annual report on the subject, titled Minorities in Higher Education. It provides valuable information, but the interpretations of the […]

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