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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February 15, 2019
A student's email stuns NYU's social work school, which admits that the incident reflects institutional racism.
February 15, 2019
Sure, engineers earn more, but new study shows that liberal arts college grads are doing just fine and seeing economic mobility -- and that much of what is said about graduates of these programs is not backed by evidence.
February 15, 2019
The University of Oklahoma has hired a law firm to investigate whether David Boren, who was president from 1994 until 2018, sexually harassed male aides, The Oklahoman reported. The university confirmed to the newspaper that it has hired a law firm to investigate possible misconduct, but it declined to provide details. A lawyer for Boren denied any wrongdoing.
February 14, 2019
Research and development spending on humanities at colleges and universities reached $498.7 million in the 2017 fiscal year, an increase of 9.8 percent over the previous year, according to new data from Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The spending is a small fraction of that in science fields.
February 14, 2019
Some fear an emphasis on faculty publications is the last thing law schools and students need.
February 14, 2019
LeMoyne-Owen College, a private historically black institution in Memphis, Tenn., is having its human resources office investigate those who have been calling for the resignation of President Andrea Miller, saying that the president's critics are engaged in "slander," The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.
February 14, 2019
The American Council on Education is today releasing a compilation of statistics on race and ethnicity in higher education. The data are previously published -- generally by federal agencies. But they show numerous racial gaps in education attainment and in employment. The report may be found here.
February 14, 2019
High school counselors feel confident in their ability to tell their students about the application and enrollment process at community colleges, according to a new survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. But they feel less confident of their ability to tell their students about the process of transferring to a four-year college, or comparing a community college to a for-profit institution.
February 14, 2019
The federal judge hearing the lawsuit challenging Harvard University's admissions practices had cautions for both sides during final arguments before her, The Boston Globe reported. Judge Allison Burroughs said it was a "problem" that Asian American students on whose behalf the case was brought did not testify.
February 13, 2019
A former student at Rhodes College pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to hacking into the college's computer system and changing his grades, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported. At least once, he also hacked into systems to see an advance copy of an exam.

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February 4, 2019
But college will enroll those who were admitted early decision or were admitted a year ago and deferred enrolling.
May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
February 2, 2017
California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests -- reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus -- over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur. UPDATE: Trump suggests university should lose federal funds.
March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Presidents addresses issues such as campus racial protests, nontraditional presidents, and the Obama administration's higher ed agenda. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A copy of the report can be downloaded here. On Thursday, April 7, Inside Higher Ed editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from ELS, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Keypath Education.
June 22, 2015
What will trustees and administrators at other small colleges learn from a reversal and four months of controversy?
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
April 7, 2015
Coffee giant extends its tuition program so that it covers four full years. McDonald's provides details of its much smaller plan.
March 7, 2014
March 6, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents explored the views of presidents on the appropriate role of the federal government in accountability, the financial viability of college campuses, colleges' responses to sexual assault, and much more. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On April 2, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a webinar. Register to download the webinar video here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Hobsons, Jenzabar and Pearson.
February 7, 2014
Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.

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