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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September 28, 2018
Some fraternities at West Virginia University, frustrated by a new ban on rush for first-semester students, have announced plans to "disassociate" from the university and its rules.
September 28, 2018
The Common Application announced Thursday that it is acquiring Reach Higher, the group founded by Michelle Obama to encourage more young people to go to college. The Common App has become the dominant way for students to apply to many colleges and plays a key role in the admissions process. Officials of both organizations said that those colleges would now work more closely with the students Reach Higher has set out to engage.
September 27, 2018
Sociologist discusses his critical book about visual arts M.F.A. programs, based on his close observations of them. He laments a lack of focus on beauty.
September 27, 2018
U.S. Education and Justice Departments are investigating. University says its practices are legal.
September 27, 2018
The University of South Alabama announced that a student has been suspended for putting up two nooses outside a campus dining hall. Many were outraged by the nooses -- and tensions grew when an employee of Aramark tweeted about the nooses. The tweet: "The rope outside of the caf last night was just a sign that our food is KILLER! Come get some fried chicken and tell us any different." The university announced on its Facebook page that the person who made that tweet is no longer employed.
September 27, 2018
Many colleges have created small changing rooms for transgender students who use campus recreational facilities. This week, the University of California, Berkeley, is opening a large universal locker room -- including private changing areas and showers -- for such students.
September 26, 2018
September 26, 2018
Mel Elfin, a Washington journalist who built up the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, died Saturday at the age of 89, The New York Times reported. Many college leaders -- as he built up the rankings in the 1980s -- criticized the project. While he made some changes, he did not waver in his push for the rankings.
September 26, 2018
The last decade has seen little progress in the portrayals of women in science and technology roles in film and television, according to a new study by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary's University, in California.
September 26, 2018
Lebanon Valley College has announced plans to end what it describes as "low-enrollment majors" in French, German, philosophy and religion. The college says tenured faculty members will not lose positions and some courses in these areas will continue to be taught. A statement from the college said the cuts would produce savings, but that the college was not in financial trouble.

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