Jake New

Jake New, Reporter, covers student life and athletics for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in June 2014 after writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education and covering education technology for eCampus News. For his work at the Chronicle covering legal disputes between academic publishers and critical librarians, he was awarded the David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists. His work has also appeared in the Bloomington Herald-Times, Indianapolis Monthly, Slate, PBS, Times Higher Education and the Australian. Jake studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student.

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February 12, 2016
Texas A&M University is investigating reports that students yelled racial slurs at a group of high school students during a campus tour this week.
February 12, 2016
At least five other chapters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon also knew of the racist chant heard at the University of Oklahoma last year, an investigation by the national office found. The fraternity, however, said it could not confirm that SAE originated the chant, which featured lyrics promising that SAE would never accept black members.
February 11, 2016
Annual survey of incoming college freshmen finds interest in student activism at all-time high, especially among black students.
February 10, 2016
Six women filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has created a campus culture that enables sexual assault and protects athletes accused of violence. The lawsuit focuses primarily on assaults allegedly committed by five Tennessee football and basketball players against the six female students, but cited more than dozen other incidents involving other athletes and students, as well.
February 10, 2016
Protests at campuses nationwide lead to lists of demands, but what happens when a college's Quaker faith rejects the idea of demands?
February 5, 2016
Earlham College canceled class Thursday in order to hold a series of meetings with students, faculty and staff about a list of diversity concerns distributed by a group of students earlier this week.
February 5, 2016
An anti-abortion student group at Purdue University targeted the university's Black Cultural Center Tuesday with a series of messages written in chalk, angering many on campus who said the messages were racist and sexist in nature. "All lives matter," the group wrote. "Womb = most dangerous place 4 black kids. Planned Parenthood = #1 killer of black babies. Civils rights begins in the womb." [sic]
February 4, 2016
Alpha Epsilon Pi is investigating the University of Chicago chapter of the Jewish fraternity for sending emails containing derogatory references toward black people, women and Muslims. "We are going to work with the individuals in the chapter to educate them about the harm that such speech and thinking can bring to others," Jonathan Pierce, the international fraternity's spokesman and former president, said. "It is important to note, though, that many of these private emails are from some time ago and the chapter has worked to eradicate this type of behavior and speech."
February 2, 2016
UConn creates new living and learning space for African-American male students. Some see overdue attention to this group's needs. Others see segregation.
February 1, 2016
Temple hopes students will graduate earlier if they receive grants that limit them to working no more than 15 hours per week off campus.

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