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.


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