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 14, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jay Pasachoff, astronomer at Williams College, details exciting intergalactic current events. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 14, 2015
Essay about a black doctoral student's experience leads to broader discussion of isolation and insensitivity felt by many -- even from seemingly progressive fellow students and faculty members.
July 13, 2015
Brooklyn Law School is starting a new program in which it will offer a 15 percent refund on tuition to those who can't find a job nine months after graduation, The New York Times reported. The offer applies only to tuition paid, not to grants the students have received.
July 13, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Scott McGraw, an anthropologist at Ohio State University, discusses his research on the dark side of cocoa farming. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 13, 2015
Andrea Smith, a professor at the University of California at Riverside who has been a major figure in Native American studies, has responded to charges that she has falsely told people that she is a member of the Cherokee nation. As the accusations (some of which are many years old) have received new attention in recent weeks, Smith has said nothing.
July 13, 2015
Warren Wilson College announced Friday that it is dropping a requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores. A statement from Janelle Holmboe, vice president for enrollment, said: “This policy change makes sense. We value the whole student, the ways in which they innovate and apply knowledge, how they seek to serve others, and how they hope to make an impact in the world through hard work. Those qualities aren’t just reflected in test scores.”
July 13, 2015
Bethel College tells faculty members they can't take leadership roles in groups that differ from church view on creation. Are Christian colleges cracking down on supporters of evolution?
July 13, 2015
As independent report faults American Psychological Association for failing to uphold its own ethical standards, a look back at how the tensions have played out in academe.
July 13, 2015
Last month, the journal Science received heavy criticism over an advice piece widely called sexist for encouraging a female scientist not to take seriously an adviser's pattern of looking at her chest, not her face, when they talked. The journal ended up pulling the column.
July 13, 2015
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, announced Saturday that he will veto legislation that would bar students whose parents brought them to the U.S. without legal authority to do so from participating in a state student aid program, The Kansas City Star reported. The legislation “flies in the face of what we believe as Americans and everything we know about the transformative power of education,” Nixon said.

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