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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April 19, 2019
Sylvia Hatchell, the longtime coach of the women's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has resigned amid an investigation into her remarks on race, the university announced Thursday night. The university released a summary of its findings on allegations Hatchell made racially inappropriate remarks.
April 19, 2019
College regularly criticized over aborted talk in 2017 again fails to let a speaker talk. Campus was unsettled over chemistry exam question on how to make gas used by Nazis. Middlebury is among several colleges where recent talks have been disrupted.
April 19, 2019
Reports of anxiety disorder among 18- to 26-year-old students have doubled since 2008, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The percentage with anxiety disorders doubled from 10 to 20 percent during that period, the study found.
April 18, 2019
Author discusses new book on the impact of the mass shooting and how survivors tried to honor the dead and prevent future tragedies.
April 18, 2019
Converse College: Carla Harris, vice chair and managing director at Morgan Stanley. Franklin & Marshall College: Rahel Nardos, director of global health for Oregon Health and Science University’s department of obstetrics and gynecology.
April 18, 2019
College cites safety issues in calling off talk by conservative Polish scholar and politician.
April 18, 2019
Students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday held a protest over the revelation in leaked documents that a graduate student is a member of Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group, reported. Identity Evropa has been visible on many campuses, with racially charged posters going up in the middle of the night.
April 17, 2019
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday announced that it will donate $100,000 toward the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which was damaged by a serious fire Monday.
April 17, 2019
Students and others demand her dismissal because of statements on Me Too and on transgender people.
April 17, 2019
A year after NYU's medical school went tuition-free, Washington University in St. Louis announces that scholarships will eliminate tuition charges for more than half of new M.D. students.


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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