The Week in Admissions News

Student voting; grants for low-income students; low wages for graduates of cosmetology schools; Otterbein and Antioch U create a new system.

July 18, 2022
  • Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and representative Nikema Williams of Georgia have introduced a bill that will attempt to eliminate barriers to voting faced by college-age Americans, who vote at lower rates than any other age group.
  • The Education Department announced that it will award most of the remaining $198 million in federal emergency funding to colleges that enroll high populations of minority and low-income students.
  • A new study from the Century Foundation found that graduates from cosmetology schools are making near poverty-level wages, and that almost half of the colleges in the industry—42 percent—would fail under the Education Department’s proposed gainful-employment rule.
  • Otterbein and Antioch Universities are partnering to create a new national university system. Leaders envision a collaborative system with pooled resources and are seeking other partners.

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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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