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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April 8, 2014
U. of South Carolina Upstate -- facing legislative anger over planned performance by lesbian humorist -- calls off event.
April 8, 2014
A day after the American Association of Community Colleges said it would not have anything to say about hiring a Bill Clinton impersonator to appear at the annual meeting, the association is apologizing and blaming the comedian. The performance stunned and angered many attendees, many of whom walked out of the event. Many considered the jokes sexist, vulgar and inappropriate for a gathering of community college leaders.
April 8, 2014
Steve Masiello, head men's basketball coach at Manhattan College, lost a bid to become head coach at the University of South Florida when that institution -- and then Manhattan -- found out he lacked the bachelor's degree he claimed to have from the University of Kentucky. Manhattan placed him on leave. But the college announced Monday that if Masiello completes his bachelor's degree, which officials said was doable, he could have his old job back.
April 8, 2014
Inside Higher Ed is today releasing a free compilation of articles -- in print-on-demand format -- about the drive to increase the number of Americans with college credentials. The articles reflect challenges faced by colleges, and some of the key strategies they are adopting.
April 8, 2014
The Project on Fair Representation, the legal team that has brought many legal challenges to the consideration of race, is looking for new plaintiffs. On Monday, the project announced that it has created three websites to invite people to indicate that they feel they have been the victims of discrimination in admissions.
April 7, 2014
Tel Aviv University has called off a lecture by Mohammed Kena’ana, who has served time for helping Hezbollah, Haaretz reported. Ken'ana was invited to speak by left-wing students, but right-wing students and others have been protesting the planned appearance. Originally the university refused to block the appearance, citing the principles of free expression.
April 7, 2014
Students, alumni and others are rallying behind Patricia Prechter, whom they say was ousted unfairly as head of the nursing program at Our Lady of the Holy Cross College, in Louisiana. The college says simply that she resigned. But The Times-Picayune reported on email messages between Prechter, who had also been serving as provost, and President Ronald Ambrosetti.
April 7, 2014
With a threat by the faculty union at Portland State University to strike on April 16 looming, the union and administration reached a deal on a new contract on Sunday, ending months of highly contentious negotiations. A press release from the union -- part of the American Association of University Professors -- said that deal provides raises for all professors and key advances for full-time, non-tenure-track professors.
April 7, 2014
In today's Academic Minute, Michael Inzlicht, associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, discusses his studies of self-control and how he is helping to debunk a popular theory regarding the now widely studied topic. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 7, 2014
Emmanuel College has announced that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT of applicants for admission. "This test-optional policy reinforces the college's commitment to understand a student's overall academic experience, regardless of performance on a single test," said a statement from the college. "In addition, it encourages all students who have achieved success in high school to consider Emmanuel."

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