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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July 21, 2016
It remains unclear whether a majority of non-tenure-track faculty members at Northwestern University this week voted to unionize with the Service Employees International Union, The Chicago Tribune reported. A preliminary count found 210 votes in favor of unionization and 146 against, but another 134 votes were challenged. The National Labor Relations Board will now determine whether a hearing is needed on the contested ballots.
July 21, 2016
More than 30 presidents of historically black colleges on Wednesday issued a joint letter calling for "peace and unity" after the shootings of black men and of police officers in several cities. The presidents pledged to organize a symposium on gun violence and to raise awareness about "the debilitating impact of trauma on the lives of those who have been exposed to loss as a result of gun violence."
July 20, 2016
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Michael Borland, chemistry and biochemistry Kimberly Cardimona, audiology and speech pathology William Coleman, biological and allied health sciences Michael McFarland, athletics Matthew Slotkin, music, theater and dance. Sacred Heart University
July 20, 2016
Yale University on Tuesday announced that it would offer Corey Menafee, the former employee who left after breaking a window depicting slaves, the chance to return to the university.
July 19, 2016
The College of the Ozarks has banned Pokémon Go from parts of its campus, OzarksFirst.com reported. The college campus has memorials to veterans and to those who died on Sept. 11 and does not want those playing the game to distract from the experience of visiting those memorials, officials said. Students may still play in their residence halls and some other parts of the campus.
July 19, 2016
Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that one of their citizens, who matches the description of a student at MacEwan University, in Canada, is among those killed in the terrorist attack in Nice, CBC News reported. The authorities declined, however, to confirm that the victim is Mykhaylo Bazelevskyy, who has been studying at MacEwan and has been missing since the attack.
July 18, 2016
Phil DiStefano, chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, told the Board of Regents last week that some black athletes called the campus athletic center "The Plantation" as they viewed it as the place their unpaid labor benefited others, The Daily Camera reported. DiStefano said a staff member told him about this name for the athletic center, and the reason it was used.
July 18, 2016
Malcolm Gladwell says trade-off exists between high-quality campus dining and admitting low-income students. Bowdoin questions his logic and ethics.

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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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