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Princeton Considers New Step on Meningitis Outbreak

November 18, 2013

Federal authorities have given Princeton University permission to use Bexsero, a vaccine against meningitis not yet approved for general use in the United States, The New York Times reported. Seven people at Princeton have come down with a strain of meningitis in the last year, and that strain is not covered by the vaccination approved for use in the United States. Princeton is considering the use of Bexsero, and has also started a number of other efforts, such as discouraging students at parties from sharing the same cups.

 

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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