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 27, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Scott Adler, a psychologist and vision specialist at York University, in Canada, explains his ocular research. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
April 27, 2015
A petition is circulating (and attracting social media attention) calling on Columbia University to end an alleged policy at dining operations (or according to some, at one dining operation) on workers speaking Spanish in front of students. Columbia dining released a statement indicating that it was aware of the petition and was "investigating the matter."    
April 27, 2015
Four colleges and two study abroad programs that had students in Nepal as the devastating earthquake hit are all reporting that their students are safe.
April 24, 2015
Hillary Clinton, in the first major speech of her presidential campaign, specifically cited the problem of sexual assault on campuses. In an address Thursday at the Women in the World conference, Clinton said that "when women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure. Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need. That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual assault."
April 24, 2015
A segment on WITI News highlights a University of Phoenix settlement with a woman who says she was misled by recruiters about the job prospects her degree program would open up. The woman said she was told that a human services degree would give her opportunities similar to those of graduates of social work programs, but she found her program didn't have social work accreditation so she couldn't gain internships or jobs in the field.
April 24, 2015
Cornel West has responded to the much-discussed critique of him that recently appeared in The New Republic. West didn't specifically cite the article, but in a Facebook post, he made no apologies for his writings or public statements.
April 24, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jennifer Cramer, an assistant professor at American Public University, discusses her research on monkey coloration. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 24, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

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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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