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 15, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Robert Pallitto, a political scientist at Seton Hall University, helps us understand and celebrate the document’s legacy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 15, 2015
Federal study showing that 20 percent of college women were sexually assaulted has been widely questioned, but a new national study has the same finding.
June 15, 2015
In a speech billed as a campaign opening, Hillary Clinton, favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, pledged Saturday to take steps to help students afford higher education. She twice referred to students' debt burdens, and vowed to do something about them.
June 15, 2015
The trailer has arrived for a film, being released nationally next month, about the Stanford Prison Experiment (which is the name of the film as well), a controversial experiment at Stanford University in 1971 in which students were assigned to play the roles of prisoners and prison guards. The study had to be halted as the students playing the role of guards became sadistic.
June 15, 2015
The College of Saint Elizabeth announced Friday that it will admit men to all programs, starting in the fall of 2016. The women's college has already been admitting men to some weekend and evening programs. "We have a 115-year history of transforming lives and educating first-generation college students. We recognize there is an opportunity to do this for both women and men," said a statement from President Helen J. Streubert.
June 15, 2015
LaMont Glenn Jackson, who just finished a term as student trustee on the board of the Los Angeles Community College District, has been charged with attempted extortion, The Los Angles Times reported. Jackson is charged with trying to force a student government leader to resign by threatening to release a "revealing" photograph of her if she did not quit her position. Jackson's lawyer said he has done nothing wrong and would be cleared of wrongdoing.
June 15, 2015
With retractions of scholarly papers attracting much attention these days, a study that will be released Wednesday will challenge conventional wisdom on the factors that encourage work that must be retracted. The paper will appear in PLOS ONE and features an analysis of retractions to look for trends.
June 15, 2015
The University of Cambridge, in Britain, has received £2.5 million ($3.9 million) from the Lego Foundation to endow the Lego Professorship of Play in Education, Devel
June 15, 2015
Leading universities regularly intervene when men's basketball or football players are suspected of or charged with breaking laws, an investigation by ESPN has found. The investigation involved examining the athletes of 10 universities to see the percentage of them who were eventually charged with crimes.
June 15, 2015
A South Carolina jury last week found that Erskine College violated the rights of William Crenshaw when it fired him in 2011 from his tenured position as a professor of English. The court ordered Erskine to pay $600,000 to Crenshaw.

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