Washington, D.C. -- With less than seven hours until congressional brinksmanship would shut down the U.S. government for the first time in 17 years, a freshman Republican congressman boarded a plane destined for his home district in Mississippi.
[caption id="attachment_59236" align="alignleft" width="150"] In the game "Government in Action," students play as congress members competing for political capital in a bid for reelection.[/caption]
Jake New studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. At the IDS, Jake covered the IU administration, minority student issues, and state education policy.
After a brief stint at the Bloomington Herald-Times covering IU, crime, and local politics, Jake interned at the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C, writing about online learning, open-access policies, academic publishing, and ed-tech startups.
Jake joined eCampus News as an assistant editor in May 2013, where he continues to cover technology and higher education. His days often begin with a cup of coffee and the sinking feeling that another MOOC story is just around the corner.