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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June 13, 2014
Stanford University has declined to expel a student found by the institution to have committed a sexual assault, The Bay Area News Group reported. While the university will allow the student to complete his senior year and graduate, it will withhold his degree for two years and bar him from enrolling in a graduate program until 2016, which is a year longer than his original punishment.
June 13, 2014
A campaign to encourage students in the California State University System to get health insurance has made significant gains, The Los Angeles Times reported. According to a poll of the 15 largest Cal State campuses, released Thursday, the share of students without health insurance dropped from 30 percent to 10 percent. That drop means that 60,000 students who previously lacked coverage signed up for health insurance.
June 13, 2014
In today’s Academic Minute, Daniel Müllensiefen, senior lecturer in psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, uses some interesting metrics to quantify an individual's musicality. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
June 13, 2014
Jamie Comstock Williamson, president of Winthrop University, and her husband are repaying $27,000 that the husband, Larry Williamson, was paid for part-time work on strategic initiatives, Herald Online reported. The repayment came the day after Herald Online reported on the payment.
June 13, 2014
James H. Billington, the librarian of Congress, on Thursday announced that Charles Wright will be the next U.S. poet laureate. Wright is the author of 24 collections of poems, and he has taught for many years at the University of Virginia, where he was the Souder Family Professor of English.
June 13, 2014
In a somewhat unusual presidential shift, Rebecca Chopp will leave the presidency of Swarthmore College to become chancellor of the University of Denver. Chopp has been at Swarthmore for five years and previously was president of Colgate University.
June 13, 2014
The University of Virginia is ending its academic sponsorship of Semester at Sea, effective May 2016. A statement on the Semester at Sea website said that the organization and U.Va. have "mutually agreed" to end the relationship, and that Semester at Sea is looking for a new academic sponsor. (Details are at the bottom of this link.)
June 13, 2014
William Peace University is offering some (maybe a large share) of its tenured faculty members buyout offers of $30,000 contingent on their giving up their jobs and agreeing not to criticize the university, The News & Observer reported. The offers follow a letter from tenured faculty members criticizing the leadership of President Debra Townsley. Faculty members have questioned her financial decisions and cuts.

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