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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November 8, 2018
At least 12 people were shot and killed at a bar in Ventura County in Southern California Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. The bar was holding its weekly college night and was "packed with college students" as young as 18 at the time. Many others were injured, and the gunman has been killed. Witnesses told the Times that the gunman arrived, dressed in all black, threw one or more smoke bombs and started shooting.
November 8, 2018
Nyack College has announced that it plans to close its campus in Rockland County (outside New York City) and consolidate all programs at the college's Manhattan campus. Currently, Nyack enrolls more undergraduates in Rockland than in Manhattan. Officials said that they can better advance academic programs on a single campus in Manhattan.
November 7, 2018
Many winners have ambitious plans for public higher ed. In Wisconsin race, unofficial returns have Scott Walker losing bid for re-election. Plus a list of higher ed pledges of winning candidates nationwide.
November 7, 2018
State rejects bid to repeal law providing for equality in public accommodations. Higher ed leaders pushed to keep law. In Seattle, voters approve property tax hike to pay for free community college.
November 7, 2018
Two more colleges are reporting the appearance of "It's OK to Be White" posters. The latest campuses are the University of Idaho and William Paterson University, in New Jersey.
November 6, 2018
Bethel College, in Indiana, is starting an undergraduate major in computer science. Cazenovia College is starting a bachelor of science and a bachelor of professional studies in finance.
November 6, 2018
Inside Higher Ed held our second annual Halloween contest last week, inviting academics working in costume to post photos to social media. You can see the many great entries at #IHEhalloween. Our judges had a difficult task. And the prize (chocolate) makes the decision an important one. Our winner is the chemistry department at Kalamazoo College. Our runner-up is M. E. Hernandez, a senior writer at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
November 6, 2018
The Sage Colleges on Monday announced plans to combine two undergraduate institutions: Russell Sage College and Sage College of Albany. Maintaining the two colleges is confusing and does not advance the Sage mission, said a statement explaining the shift. Russell Sage is a women's college.
November 5, 2018
Study questions utility of the test in doctoral admissions for STEM programs. ETS says the study isn't about what the exam is intended to do.
November 5, 2018
Public higher ed; Democratic proposals; compilation on graduate education.

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