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Youngkin Picks Conservative, White VMI Trustees

July 5, 2022

Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, last week named four “white mostly conservative members” to the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute, The Washington Post reported. The trustees include a former member who quit the board just before it voted to remove a statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson from campus. Many students and alumni who have pushed to make VMI more inclusive are worried that the appointments are the start of an effort to undo recent reforms. Critics of the reforms applauded the appointments.

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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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