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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Most Recent Articles

August 31, 2015
Illinois fires football coach whom university earlier defended against charges of making team members play while injured.
August 28, 2015
Fraternity members at an off-campus house near Old Dominion University are under fire for hanging sexist "welcome" signs -- behavior that offends many, but is a crude tradition at many colleges. Until now, few academic leaders have spoken out.
August 26, 2015
Baylor's successful football program is in crisis over questions regarding the handling of a sexual assault case involving an athlete -- a controversy that could damage the university's reputation, too.
August 24, 2015
Baylor University is facing questions and criticism about its handling of sexual assault accusations against a football player, following the publication of an article in Texas Monthly alleging that the university may have known that the player had previously been suspended f
August 24, 2015
Male students at the historically black university are encouraged to wear suits on the first day of class. If they don't own a suit, they can choose from a closet of donated business wear.
August 19, 2015
U of Alabama sorority faces questions for a recruitment video that appears to suggest it is a home for attractive white women only -- but the video is hardly unique among sorority recruiting efforts in emphasizing blondes in bathing suits over time in the library.
August 18, 2015
The University of Central Florida chapter of Sigma Nu has been suspended after the university received and reviewed a video of some of the fraternity's members chanting phrases that seemed to encourage sexual assault. "Let's rape some bitches, rape some sluts" the members are heard saying in the video.
August 18, 2015
Board says it won't assert jurisdiction over whether Northwestern University athletes are employees, effectively killing their union drive. The vague decision divides experts on the prospects for athlete unions generally.
August 17, 2015
Henderson State University bars pants that fall too far below the waist. Students say the rule is unfair to African-Americans.
August 17, 2015
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has notified the National Collegiate Athletic Association's enforcement staff that it identified "two new pieces of information" regarding NCAA violations, UNC announced Friday.


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