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Clint Smith

Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00–9:15 a.m.

Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship with research interests that include mass incarceration, the sociology of race, and the history of U.S. inequality. Previously, he taught high school English in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year for 2013 by the Maryland Humanities Council. He has spoken at the 2015 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, the U.S. Department of Education, the IB Conference of the Americas, and the Aspen Summit on Inequality and Opportunity. He has been profiled in The Washington Post, NPR's Here & Now, Vox, The Huffington Post, The Root, NBC News, PBS NewsHour, and The Boston Globe. His two TED Talks, The Danger of Silence and How to Raise a Black Son in America, collectively have been viewed more than five million times.

Clint is an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, a Cave Canem Fellow, a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Fellow, and has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. His writing has been published in The New YorkerThe GuardianBoston ReviewAmerican Poetry ReviewHarvard Educational Review and elsewhere. His first full-length collection of poetry, Counting Descent, was published by Write Bloody Publishing in 2016. The collection won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.

Clint earned a BA in English from Davidson College and is an alumnus of the New Orleans Public School System.

Plenary: College Admission Landscape Panel

Thursday, February 15, 2018
12:45-1:45 p.m.

Join an insightful panel discussion of enrollment officers from diverse institutions about topics of importance to counseling professionals on both sides of the desk. This session will explore college admission trends, as well as policies and practices related to recruitment, admission, and financial aid, to assist school counselors in their work to support students in the college admission process.