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Poison Ivies: Affirmative Action and the Future of College Admissions with Professor Evan Mandery

Professor Evan Mandery, author of the must-read Poison Ivy: How Elite Colleges Divide Us, is Marissa’s guest. He explains the origins of affirmative action, how it was co-opted and what the real impact of the Supreme Court’s decision will be. Mandery explains what elite colleges could and should be doing with their endowments to help create a more diverse student body, plus strategies students and parents should know about applying to college.  Marissa makes Mount Holyoke brownies and ponders legacy admissions.

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