Adam Harris, National Fellow, is a staff writer at the Atlantic where he has covered education and national politics since 2018. He was previously a reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he covered federal education policy and historically black colleges and universities. During his Fellowship year, he worked on his acclaimed book, The State Must Provide, a narrative history of racial inequality in higher education and how the government is responsible for shaping it. The book was published by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins.
- The Little College Where Tuition Is Free and Every Student Is Given a Job: There were colleges that attempted integrated education before the government stepped in. Berea College was one of them.
- The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action: A story about how affirmative action was killed in the cradle.
- They Wanted Desegregation. They Settled for Money, and It’s About to Run Out.: Historically black colleges continue to play an outsized role in the education of black students despite only composing three-percent of four-year, non-profit colleges, and they have been underfunded since the beginning.