Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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July 20, 2018
A new study challenges the belief of many college students that medications for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can help those without the disorder study and learn more effectively. In fact, the study finds that when healthy students use these drugs, cognition may not be improved, and, in many cases, it is worsened. The study -- by researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University -- appeared in the journal Pharmacy.
July 20, 2018
Officials of Clayton, Mo., issued a statement Thursday apologizing for how the city's police department treated 10 black freshmen at Washington University in St. Louis. Authorities, without evidence, suspected the students of leaving a restaurant without paying. Mark S. Wrighton, chancellor of the university, arranged for meetings this week between some of the students and city officials. Students said that they felt humiliated and targeted because of their race.
July 20, 2018
Florida State University has announced plans to seek legislative approval to change the name of its law school building and to move a statue, but not to change another building name that some students would like to see changed.
July 18, 2018
Loyola University New Orleans has announced layoffs of 25 full-time employees as part of a plan to eliminate a deficit, The New Orleans Advocate reported. The university is also suspending for the next 11 months its historic 7 percent match of employees' salaries for their retirement plans.
July 17, 2018
Arizona Western College is starting certificate programs in geospatial technology and unmanned aerial systems. Loyola University Maryland is starting a master of arts in curriculum and instruction for social justice.
July 17, 2018
Author discusses his new book about women in the technology industry and in the academic programs that could lead them there.
July 17, 2018
A Harvard University administrator is apologizing for comments she made to a neighbor, who shared a video of the comments that has many saying the administrator was being racist. Theresa Lund, the administrator, is executive director of the Humanitarian Initiative. In the video, she appears outside her apartment building complaining to a neighbor who was playing with her child outside, in the afternoon, saying that their noise made it difficult for Lund's children to sleep.
July 16, 2018
Dean is ousted; incorrect data submitted for years on several criteria; state attorney general among those investigating.
July 16, 2018
Cowboys as marketing theme; student loan game show; politics of free college; low-income students at selective colleges.
July 16, 2018
System notoriously hard to get into sees notable increase in those coming from state's community colleges -- and also gains in minority enrollments through that route.

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May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
June 22, 2015
What will trustees and administrators at other small colleges learn from a reversal and four months of controversy?
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
April 7, 2015
Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.
January 2, 2014
Judge upholds new Florida rules that would link evaluation of professors to such factors as learning gains and job placement.  

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