Jesse Saffron

Jesse Saffron is a writer and editor for the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, a North Carolina-based think tank dedicated to improving higher education in the Tar Heel State and across the country. Among other topics, Saffron writes about University of North Carolina system governance, the financials of America’s public and private colleges, and free speech on campus. 

Saffron is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and the College of Charleston, where he studied economics. Saffron has also studied at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. 

In addition to writing articles and editing website content, Saffron manages the Pope Center’s summer internship program and is a frequent contributor to National Review Online’s higher education blog, Phi Beta Cons. Saffron plays guitar, hikes, and watches basketball during his leisure time. 

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