“Slumdog Ivy Leaguer”
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Pugh Auditorium, Benson University Center
Daniel Golden is a senior editor at Conde Nast Portfolio, where he edits and writes investigative articles. He joined Portfolio in October 2007 after eight years at the Wall Street Journal, where he was an education writer and deputy chief of the Boston bureau. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting in 2004 for a series of articles on preferences for children of alumni and donors in college admissions. He expanded that series into a critically acclaimed 2006 best-seller, The Price of Admission. The Washington Post chose The Price of Admission as one of the year's best non-fiction books, and The Economist wrote that it "deserves to become a classic." Mr. Golden has won numerous other journalism honors, including two George Polk awards and seven Education Writers Association first-place finishes. He received a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 1998.