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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May 27, 2016
A jury ruled Thursday that Virginia Wesleyan College was not liable for the 2012 rape of a female student. The former student filed a lawsuit in 2014, seeking $10 million and alleging that the university "turned a blind eye" to the fact that "male students were drugging female students, rendering them incapacitated and raping them." The alleged rapist was a member of the college's lacrosse team.
May 27, 2016
Ken Starr resigns as president. University fires football coach. Analysis released by institution finds numerous cases in which it mishandled sexual violence involving football players.
May 26, 2016
Nearly 1,500 people have signed a petition demanding that
May 25, 2016
New comedy Neighbors 2 highlights longstanding rules that bar sororities from having alcohol, a rule that some women say is sexist and possibly dangerous.
May 25, 2016
With board considering firing president amid growing allegations the university looked the other way on sexual assaults involving football players, Starr is expected to resign.
May 25, 2016
The University of California at Los Angeles and Under Armour on Tuesday announced the largest college sponsorship deal in the history of intercollegiate sports. The deal will pay the university's athletic department $280 million in cash and apparel over 15 years, or about $18 million per year. UCLA's previous deal, with Adidas, was worth $7.5 million per year.
May 24, 2016
Colleges are asking if there's still a place on campus for student groups with limits on who may join.
May 20, 2016
Rutgers University will pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former men's basketball player who said he was mistreated by the team's former head coach. The coach, Mike Rice, was fired in 2013 for abusing players, including hurling balls at their heads and referring to players using antigay slurs.
May 20, 2016
Interventions designed to reduce alcohol use among fraternity members are just as effective as not intervening at all, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The researchers analyzed 25 years of research involving 6,000 college students and 21 different intervention programs. They found no significant difference between students who received an intervention and those who did not, in terms of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems.
May 19, 2016
Colleges with high-profile sports programs may say they put the academic performances of their players first, but a new study suggests that the organizational culture of those programs prioritizes athletic success at the expense of academics -- and that athletes are unfairly blamed for the academic failures that result from such a system.


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