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Scott Smallwood

Managing Editor (former)
The Chronicle of Higher Education

As managing editor of The Chronicle, Scott Smallwood served as day-to-day supervisor of newsroom, working with editors, reporters, web producers, and designers on both the newspaper and the website. Before taking that job, in 2010, he was managing editor of The Chronicle’s website, and he coordinated enterprise reporting across the newsroom.

Smallwood joined The Chronicle in 2000 as a reporter, covering a range of faculty-related topics, particularly in academic labor issues. In 2005 two packages of stories that he co-wrote — one on plagiarism and one on diploma mills — were finalists for the National Magazine Award in reporting.

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  • The Ticker

    Facing Criticism Over Rape Charges, Brown U. Plans ‘Aggressive Steps’ on Campus Safety

    Brown University will accelerate a review of campus safety, its president announced on Saturday, after students protested how the university had handled a rape allegation made by one student against another.
  • The Ticker

    U. of Southern Maine President, Facing Budget Cuts, Proposes Faculty Layoffs

    Theodora Kalikow, the University of Southern Maine’s president, announced the proposals on Friday to help close a $14-million budget gap. The cuts include laying off as many as 50 professors and staff members and ending four programs, including majors in geosciences and American and New England…
  • The Ticker

    Dartmouth Plans Tougher Punishment for Sexual Assault

    Dartmouth College administrators have proposed strengthening the college’s disciplinary policy on sexual assault.
  • On Leadership

    A Young President Succeeds a Veteran Chief

    Mariko Silver, president of Bennington College, talked with The Chronicle about the challenges of replacing a long-serving predecessor, and about how her age—36—affected her reception.
  • The Ticker

    Johns Hopkins U. Wins Another Court Battle in Donor-Intent Case

    A panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the university’s plan to build a research center on the 138-acre Belward Farm property did not violate an agreement made with a donor in 1989. Previous 2012 coverage of the case from The Chronicle: Competing…
  • The Ticker

    Scientific American Deletes a Blog Post, and Debate Erupts Over Race and Gender

    In the post, Danielle N. Lee, a biologist, had described being called a whore by an editor of another science Web site.
  • The Ticker

    In Westfield State U. Saga, Frozen Money, a No-Confidence Vote, and ‘Blackmail’

    Evan S. Dobelle, the embattled president of Westfield State University, remained the subject of criticism this past weekend after he missed a deadline on Friday to explain his controversial spending to the higher-education commissioner of Massachusetts.
  • The Ticker

    How Is the Shutdown Affecting You? Let Us Know.

    While the federal-government shutdown may not be having a major effect on federal student aid or institutions themselves yet, it has rippled into classrooms and campuses in various ways. We asked readers on our Facebook page and on Twitter for their stories today. We heard about canceled…
  • The Ticker

    Lawyers Seek to Expand Concussion Suit Against NCAA Into Class Action

    Lawyers suing the NCAA over its handling of head injuries are seeking class-action status for their suit, potentially expanding it to include thousands of athletes across the nation, the Associated Press reported. The motion was made in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Friday.
  • The Ph.D. Placement Project

    Early Returns on the Fact-Finding Survey

    More than 1,000 people responded in the first day, offering some insight into their experiences.