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 22, 2016
A number of academics were among those announced today as winners of the MacArthur Fellows Program, widely called the "genius" grants, although that's not the term favored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The winners (who don't apply but learn that they have won) are selected based on "exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work." They each receive $625,000, paid out over five years. The winners in academe:
September 21, 2016
Northwestern University has lifted a ban on Jacqueline Stevens (right), a professor of political science there, teaching and working on campus.
September 21, 2016
Two more colleges -- Whitman College and Saint Joseph's College, in Indiana -- announced Tuesday that they are ending the requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores.
September 21, 2016
Boston University announced Tuesday that it will avoid investments in coal and tar sands oil, citing those as "the most carbon-intensive fuels." A statement from the university noted that divestment may not be complete because of the policies of some mutual funds in which the university has holdings.
September 21, 2016
Terence Crutcher last week became another in a string of unarmed black men shot and killed by white police officers. He was a student at Tulsa Community College. Leigh B. Goodson, the college's president, released a statement Tuesday in which she said that everyone at the college was saddened by the death. She said some employees have been asked questions by local police officials and are cooperating.
September 21, 2016
Author discusses new book on the relationship between the "sharing economy" and the erosion of faculty rights.
September 20, 2016
Students at Quinnipiac University have launched a petition to protest a new university logo that does not capitalize the "U" in univer
September 20, 2016
Hundreds of students at American University held a protest Monday to demand suspensions of white students they believe are involved with recent incidents targeting black women, The Washington Post reported. In one incident, a black female student says, someone threw a banana at her.

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March 1, 2013
March 1 -- Campus leaders weighed in on timely topics such as affirmative action, the potential impact of massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the security of their jobs in Inside Higher Ed's new Survey of College & University Presidents, the third annual survey of campus chief executives. It is the first conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. On Thursday, March 20, Inside Higher Ed presented a webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Editor Doug Lederman was joined by Sanford Shugart, president of Valencia College, and S. Georgia Nugent, president of Kenyon College, to share and analyze the findings. To see a video of the webinar, click here. The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by the generous support of Hobsons, Inceptia, Jenzabar, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, and TIAA-CREF.
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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