Press Mentions

How Asian Americans Came To Play A Central Role In The Battle Over Affirmative Action.” FiveThirtyEight (March 2023).

COLUMN: ‘I did all of it,’ acknowledges mastermind of breathtaking college admissions scandal.” The Hechinger Report (January 2023).

Affirmative action critics paint Asian Americans as the ‘model minority.’ Why that’s false.” USA Today (November 2022).

Should Kids Be Cramming for Tests or Competing at Sports?Tufts Now (November 2022).

What is affirmative action, anyway? 4 essential reads.”The Conversation (November 2022).

‘Bad News for Harvard’: Future of Affirmative Action in Doubt as Conservative Court Takes Up Admissions Cases.The Harvard Crimson (January 2022).

New Study Casts Doubt on Lotteries’ Power to Improve Diversity.Diverse Education (November 2021).

Amherst College to end legacy admissions advantage for children of alumni.The Boston Globe (October 2021).

Why a new law requiring Asian American history in schools is so significant.Vox (July 2021).

Higher Ed’s Most Common Rationale for Diversity Favors White Students More than Black.Diverse Education (May 2021).

School Districts with majority of Black or Hispanic Students Less Likely to Provide In-Person Instruction, Research Shows.The Wall Street Journal (March 2021).

As elite college applications soar, legacy admissions still give wealthy and connected students an edge.The Hechinger Report (March 2021).

9 Things you Didn’t Know about Affirmative Action.Women’s Health (August 2020).

The biggest questions parents and educators have about colleges reopening.Business Insider (July 2020).

SFFA Expert Witness Releases Working Paper Examining Harvard’s Recruitment of African American Applicants.The Harvard Crimson (November 2019).

Legacy, Athlete, and Donor Preferences Disproportionately Benefit White Applicants, per Analysis.The Harvard Crimson (October 2019).

‘Affirmative action for the rich:’ Wealthy parents use their privilege to game the college system. And it’s perfectly legal.USA Today (March 2019).

The Supreme Court Justice who Forever Changed Affirmative Action.The Atlantic (October 2018).

Litigating Admissions.Harvard Magazine (September-October 2018).

A New Front in the Battle Over Affirmative Action.” Harvard Magazine (June 2018).

Harvard’s Impossible Personality Test.” The Atlantic (June 2018).

Yale leadership lacks diversity.” Yale Daily News (November 2017).

The limits of ‘Diversity’.” The New Yorker (October 2017).

2 Groups Brace for Anticipated New Challenge of Affirmative Action.” Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (October 2017).

Alt-right leader Richard Spencer to speak at Texas A&M.” Houston Chronicle (August 2017).

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions.” Associated Press (August 2017).

Sometimes, Perceptions of Affirmative Action Don’t Mesh With Reality.Chronicle of Higher Education (August 2017).

A sticky week for college admissions as affirmative action debate heats up.Christian Science Monitor (August 2017).

The Future of Diversity on Campus.” Review of The Diversity Bargain in Public Books (April 2017).

The Diversity Bargain: An Interview with Natasha Warikoo.Huffington Post (March 2017).

On Race and Meritocracy in Academia.” Review of The Diversity Bargain in Pop Matters (March 2017).

Diversity remains unclear in GW’s pool of presidential candidates.” The GW Hatchet (January 2017).

Harvard EdCast: The Diversity Bargain.Harvard Graduate School of Education (November 2016).

The Whitelash Against Diversity.The Society Pages (November 2016).

The Problem With How Higher Education Treats Diversity.” Review of The Diversity Bargain, in The Atlantic (October 2016).

Safe Space vs. Free Speech?Usable Knowledge, Harvard School of Education (May 2016).

Why Duke protesters are refusing to leave that administration building.Christian Science Monitor (April 2016).

Immigrant children in Europe seem to learn best when assimilated in schools, data show.The Hechinger Report (December 2015).

U.S. Study Finds Teacher Bias in Discipline Toward Black Students.Reuters (April 2015).

The Education of Immigrant Children.Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education (December 2014).

Oxford students deny role of class in elite admissions.Times Higher Education (August 2013).

Up Close: Adapting Admissions to 2013. Yale Daily News (April 2013).

Decoding Youth Culture and School Success.Usable Knowledge, Harvard Graduate School of Education (February 2010).

Hindu Priest from Guyana is Mourned in Queens.The New York Times (June 2009).

Indian, Twice Removed.The New York Times (December 2004).