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Students Stage Sit-In at Appalachian State U

April 8, 2016

Students gather to protest at Appalachian State.Students at Appalachian State University marched through Boone, N.C., sometimes blocking traffic, and then entered the administration building on campus Thursday, vowing to stay there until Chancellor Sheri N. Everts condemns a new North Carolina law that bars localities from passing laws against bias based on sexual orientation and bars public colleges and universities from allowing transgender people to use the bathrooms or locker rooms that correspond with their gender identities. Everts on Wednesday issued a statement pledging to continue to support diversity and inclusiveness on campus in the wake of the new North Carolina law, but she did not condemn the law. Appalachian State officials did not respond to a request for comment Thursday evening.

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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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