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David Jesse

David Jesse

Senior Writer

David Jesse is a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he covers college leadership.

Prior to coming to The Chronicle, he was the higher education reporter for 12 years at the Detroit Free Press. He was a 2020-21 Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University recipient and the winner of the 2018 Ronald Moskowitz Prize for best education beat reporting from the Education Writers Association.

He’s reported extensively on issues around small liberal arts colleges; sexual assault on campus; and dysfunctional boards and presidents.

He lives just outside Ann Arbor, Mich.

Contact David at or follow him on Twitter: @reporterdavidj

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