St. Bonaventure students fact-check statement on college admissions

Students participating in this semester’s workshop with PolitiFact have completed their first story.

Elizabeth Egan and Marnique Olivieri-Panepento fact-checked a tweet by U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a Democrat who represents New York’s 16th District:

More white legacy students get admitted to top universities than Black & Latinx students admitted through affirmative action.

The congressmen’s tweet received a Half True rating. Click here to read Egan and Olivieri-Panepento’s full story.

The workshop, conducted by PolitiFact Senior Correspondent Louis Jacobson and Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee, provides students with the opportunity to check facts and produce articles that appear on PolitiFact and PolitiFact New York, the organization’s New York edition, which is a partnership with the Buffalo News.

Since the program began in 2020, St. Bonaventure students have written 27 articles for PolitiFact, one of the nation’s leading fact-checking sites.

Lou Jacobson and Richard Lee with students taking part in the Spring 2022 PolitiFact workshop.


Categories: Jandoli Institute, Politics

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