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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March 1, 2019
The Common Application and CollegeNET announced -- without detail -- that they had settled an antitrust lawsuit filed by CollegeNET in 2014. The suit charged that Common Application had eliminated competition in the business of handling colleges' applications through unfair practices that, the suit said, had the impact of adding costs for students. Common App denied the charges.
February 28, 2019
Inside Higher Ed is releasing our new report, "Diversifying Graduate Schools and the Faculty," today. The students of American colleges are diversifying in many ways, and many colleges are finding that their faculties lack the kinds of diversity present in their undergraduate populations.
February 28, 2019
Michael Cohen releases letter sent to university the president attended and notes that Trump earlier had called on Obama to release his grades. President's grades have never come out, but those of past candidates have.
February 27, 2019
California Lutheran University is starting an undergraduate major in film and television. Dunwoody College of Technology is starting a two-year bachelor's completion program in cybersecurity.
February 27, 2019
The president of the University of Mobile, Tim Smith, resigned this week, citing personal reasons, AL.com reported. He had been in office less than three years.  
February 26, 2019
A student at Allegheny College has removed from display a large work (below) depicting violence and division in American society. One portion of the artwork featured lettering (at right) saying "KILL COPS."
February 26, 2019
Lil Pump (at right), the rapper, has a new album out called "Harverd Dropout." (That's sic on Harverd, not Harvard.) And he has claimed, without evidence that he ever attended, to have dropped out of Harvard University.
February 26, 2019
When the College of New Rochelle announced on Friday that it would probably close this year, it indicated that it was working with a college it did not name about helping students finish degrees. Mercy College in New York announced Monday that it is the college.
February 25, 2019
Without accreditation, Bennett students could lose eligibility for federal aid. Court order restores recognition while legal process plays out.
February 25, 2019
College of New Rochelle has been unable to recover from scandal involving false budgets and unpaid payroll taxes.

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