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Concerns Over Future of UMass Labor Center

September 8, 2016

Alumni and other supporters of a labor education program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst are concerned about the program's future, The Boston Globe reported. Eve Weinbaum, the director of the program, recently left, saying she was ousted and that budget cuts were imposed while she was on sabbatical last year. Many fear that the program could be eliminated. But the university says the program -- which has had a strong national reputation -- is suffering from enrollment declines and that the institution is trying to improve it. The university says Weinbaum resigned.

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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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