Peter Schmidt

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Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction Peter Schmidt is a Senior Writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he has covered affirmative action, state and federal higher-education policy, education research, historically black colleges and universities, and connections between schools and colleges, and issues related to academe freedom. He previously covered school desegregation, urban education, immigrant education, and education research for Education Week. He also has reported for the Associated Press, the Detroit Free Press, the Northern Virginia Daily, and the Ann Arbor News, and he has written for the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Weekly Standard, Teacher Magazine, and Detroit Monthly magazine. His work has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Virginia Press Association, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. He has received two National Education Writers Association awards for his work dealing with affirmative action and a third award from the association for his coverage of educational research. He was given the 2007 Unity Award for coverage of minority issues in education.
Interests Fishing, scuba diving, adventure travel, photography, Eastern religions and philosophies, art, playing hand drums, hanging out in Belize on Ambergris Caye
Favorite Movies Wings of Desire, Reservoir Dogs, Manchurian Candidate, Doctor Strangelove, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bad Lieutenant, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Casablanca, Garden State, Pulp Fiction, This is Spinal Tap, Delicatessan
Favorite Music Tastes are eclectic, with a heavy appreciation for Cuban son, dancehall, ska, industrial, electronica, and punk. Favorite artists include Nick Cave, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Fela, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, the English Beat, New Order, Depeche Mode, Thievery Corporation, Nine Inch Nails, Ibrahim Ferrer, the Gories, Spoon, the Crystal Method, Miles Davis, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Sean Paul and Finley Quaye