Jake New

Jake New, Reporter, covers student life and athletics for Inside Higher Ed. He joined the publication in June 2014 after covering education technology for eCampus News and interning at The Chronicle of Higher Education. 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. He has also written for the Bloomington Herald-Times, Beacon Reader, and Indianapolis Monthly. Jake studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student.

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March 3, 2015
Grinnell College, a private liberal arts college in Iowa, has preemptively asked the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to investigate how it has handled cases of sexual assault. OCR is currently investigating more than 100 institutions for potential Title IX violations, but Grinnell is not on that list. “If Grinnell has fallen short at any point, I want to know about it now, continue to address the problems, and make things right for our students,” Raynard Kington, the college's president, said in a statement announcing the request.
March 3, 2015
UCLA student government panel, interviewing candidate for judicial post, initially rejected her for being Jewish and involved in Jewish groups.
March 2, 2015
The film originally claimed that the "presidents or chancellors of UNC, Harvard, Notre Dame, Florida State, Berkeley, Occidental and more than 35 other schools all declined to be interviewed." It's no longer making that claim.
February 27, 2015
Recent arrests at Wesleyan following Molly overdoses raise questions of why drug arrests are so rare at small private colleges -- but common elsewhere.
February 26, 2015
Student presidents from 76 universities sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education this week opposing the Office for Civil Rights' recommendation that students should not be permitted to serve on panels adjudicating campus sexual assault cases.
February 26, 2015
A female student is suing the State University of New York at Stony Brook, saying that the university required her to "prosecute" and cross-examine the student she accused of assaulting her. The female student had to create exhibits, write an opening statement and pursue witness testimony, she told The Journal News. The preparation, she said, took 60 hours and the hearing lasted 5 hours.
February 26, 2015
The dismissal of a Baylor University football player who was homeless a year ago prompted widespread outrage directed at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Wednesday after the player tweeted that the N.C.A.A. declared him ineligible for accepting help from a family friend. But the N.C.A.A. did not rule the student ineligible, and the association even allows for universities to apply for waivers for homeless students in need of assistance.
February 25, 2015
Three percent of female college students responding to a new survey reported being sexually assaulted within their first four to six weeks of college. The survey, conducted by EverFi, an education company that specializes in sexual assault prevention training, included 530,000 students from more than 400 institutions.
February 24, 2015
Wesleyan's president warns students to steer clear of the party drug and to turn in who is dealing it on campus, but this weekend's hospitalizations were not the first for the university.

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