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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June 22, 2016
A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have more of a negative eventual impact on the high school completion and college attainment of boys than of girls. The impact is in part because young boys are more likely to have behavioral problems, but also because -- among children with similar behavioral problems -- the impact is greater for boys.
June 22, 2016
Brandeis University is starting a master’s program in digital innovation for finance technology. Centenary University, in New Jersey, is starting an Ed.D. in educational leadership.
June 22, 2016
Texas A&M University at College Station studied whether it could fire Yong Chen, a professor of finance convicted of misdemeanor assault of his wife, but concluded it lacked the authority to do so, The Bryan-College Station Eagle reported. The newspaper obtained records about the inquiry, which found that Chen had not engaged in inappropriate conduct in his faculty role.
June 22, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court -- as soon as Thursday and almost certainly next week -- will rule on whether or how colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions. While we doubt the justices are going to change votes based on public debate, some individuals are trying to score points on the issues.
June 21, 2016
More than 300 academics have signed an open letter condemning the conduct of Thomas Pogge, a professor of philosophy at Yale University who has been accused of sexually harassing some of his female students. Pogge denies the charges, but several recent reports have added to concern about his alleged conduct.
June 20, 2016
A jury in Tennessee on Friday convicted Brandon Vandenburg, a former football player at Vanderbilt University, of inviting three teammates to his room to sexually assault an unconscious woman, The New York Times reported. One of the teammates has also been convicted and two others are awaiting trial. Earlier convictions were thrown out after it was revealed that a juror failed to disclose that she had been a victim of statutory rape.
June 20, 2016
The board of St. John's College on Friday announced that it has approved a new governance plan for the Great Books institution with campuses in Annapolis, Md., and Santa Fe, N.M. Until now, each campus has had its own president. Going forward, one of the campus presidents (starting with the current Santa Fe president, Mark Roosevelt), will also serve as president of the entire institution.
June 20, 2016
The University of Wyoming announced Friday that President Laurie Nichols plans to declare a financial crisis to speed the process of cuts that officials believe are necessary due to declines in state funding. Nichols plans to identify $19 million in cuts and $6 million in reallocations during the next fiscal year, and an additional $10 million in spending cuts in the following fiscal year.
June 20, 2016
Washington State U provost helps to raise money for a bee research center by growing a beard … of bees.

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