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Hamilton, U of Georgia Mark Leap Day

February 29, 2016

Hamilton College is using today's leap day for a fund-raising campaign. The college is trying to set a record in the number of donors it has had on a single day, and one trustee has pledged to match every gift (regardless of size) with $100. A video urges alumni to "take a leap" for the college.

The University of Georgia has produced its own leap day video, focused on why we have leap years and some students whose birthday is Feb. 29.

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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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