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James Kilgore, Adjunct With a Past, Rehired at Illinois

December 8, 2014

James Kilgore, whose successful adjunct career was interrupted last year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be back teaching in the spring semester, The Chicago Tribune reported. He has been hired to teach a global studies course. Kilgore's teaching was blocked after word spread about his past (including jail time) for his role in the radical '70s group the Symbionese Liberation Army. But the Illinois board last month cleared the way for him to resume teaching, and he has now been hired back. The University of Illinois at Chicago, which has played no role in the Kilgore controversy, is currently in danger of losing a large gift from a donor opposed to his rehiring at Urbana-Champaign.

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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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