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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Most Recent Articles

October 8, 2015
Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian author, this morning was named winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. She was honored “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Her books have explored the realities of life in the Soviet Union, covering topics such as the experiences of women in World War II, the impact of the Chernobyl disaster, and the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Information on her writing may be found here.
October 8, 2015
Judge says Paul Smith's College didn't present compelling evidence that a name change was necessary -- even in return for a large gift.
October 8, 2015
The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success -- a group of more than 80 colleges planning a new application platform -- was announced last week and quickly ran into considerable criticism. On Wednesday, in response to some of that criticism, the coalition sent a letter to high school counselors announcing t
October 7, 2015
Severe flooding has led the University of South Carolina to call off classes for the rest of the week. Some student services are being provided, as are efforts to get bottled water to students and to provide them with food.
October 7, 2015
The winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry are Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, in Britain; Paul Modrich of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University; and Aziz Sancar of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They were honored “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.” Details on the prize may be found here.
October 7, 2015
Author discusses new book predicting significant change -- including demise of many institutions, and a reduction in number of professors -- in American academe.
October 7, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Brianna Mount, assistant professor at Black Hills State University, talks about helping scientists learn more about these elusive particles. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
October 6, 2015
An article in The Times Free Press explores how free community college is changing enrollment patterns in the Chattanooga area. Enrollment of new high school graduates is up 17 percent at Cleveland State Community College and 60 percent at Chattanooga State Community College. But the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga saw its freshman enrollment of recent high school graduates drop 13 percent.


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July 23, 2012
Association imposes $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, steep scholarship cuts; university officials signed off. Penn State opts to take down what has become a controversial honor for the late coach, but library name will not be changed.
March 8, 2012
March 8, 2012 -- The 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Presidents is the latest in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key, time-sensitive issues in higher education. The article can be found here, and the survey report can be viewed here. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Datatel+SGHE, Hobsons, InsideTrack and Pearson. On March 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webinar to discuss the results of the presidents' survey and their implications for higher education. A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
September 26, 2011
At admissions meeting, many remain uncomfortable with a controversial strategy for recruiting international students, but evidence abounds that the practice is growing.
August 31, 2011
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities:
May 5, 2011
For many private colleges, creating first-year class is far from over. Sewanee finds success with its tuition cut.
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011 -- The 2011 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents, which can be seen here, is the first in a series of surveys of senior campus officials about key issues in higher education. Inside Higher Ed collaborated on this project with Kenneth C. Green, founding director of the Campus Computing Project. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Presidents was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Kaplan Global Solutions, Pearson, and SunGard Higher Education.
December 9, 2010
At Belmont University, students and faculty question how fair and how Christian it is to force out a woman for being honest that her partner is pregnant.
December 11, 2006
Choice for interim president -- Robert Davila, who led deaf institute at RIT -- receives strong support.
October 30, 2006
Board bows to months of protests and dismisses Jane Fernandes.


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