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 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.
January 29, 2016
The University of Rhode Island has agreed to pay $1.45 million to the family of a baseball player who died after collapsing during a team workout in 2011. The family's lawyer told the Associated Press that the settlement ends a "hard fought" wrongful death lawsuit first brought against the university more than three years ago. The university also announced that it will establish a scholarship in the player's memory.
January 29, 2016
A former Northern Illinois University football player filed federal lawsuits Thursday against DraftKings and FanDuel, alleging that the two fantasy sports companies have unfairly profited off the names of college football and basketball players.
January 29, 2016
Earlier this month, Oregon State University began accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits at campus grocery stores. Few other colleges participate in the program.
January 28, 2016
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics now counts among its members a former National Football League commissioner and a former U.S. secretary of education.
January 28, 2016
Nearly one quarter of college athletes participating in a study reported "clinically relevant" levels of depressive symptoms, according to a new article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Female athletes were about two times more likely to experience the symptoms than their male peers.

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