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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May 4, 2016
The University of Tulsa's board may today vote to rename John Rogers Hall, which houses the law school and honors a man who was a key benefactor and supporter of the university, The Tulsa World reported. The action would be a response to research on the involvement of Rogers with the Ku Klux Klan and a related organization in the 1920s.
May 3, 2016
San Diego State University announced Monday that it will review its policies on free speech amid a debate over posters that named leaders of campus efforts to promote a boycott of Israel, The Los Angeles Times reported. Many Muslim students said the posters effectively characterized them as terrorists, and said the university should have condemned the posters.
May 3, 2016
A new Tennessee law will allow full-time faculty and staff members at public colleges and universities in the state to carry guns as long as the employees have handgun-carry permits, The Tennessean reported. Governor Bill Haslam, a Republican, announced that he let the legislation become law without his signature because he wanted to give colleges the right to decide the issue for themselves.
May 3, 2016
The Faculty Senate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison on Monday voted no confidence in Ray Cross, president of the University of Wisconsin System, and in the system's Board of Regents. The vote follows the board's rejections of proposals made by faculty groups that they said would protect academic freedom in new system policies on tenure and the elimination of faculty jobs.
May 3, 2016
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today “Innovation in Teaching,” our latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. This compilation is free, and you may download a copy here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, May 24, at 2 p.m.
May 3, 2016
A Kentucky judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to block the city of Louisville and the University of Louisville from a plan announced last week to relocate a large Confederate memorial on the campus, The Courier-Journal reported. The restraining order was sought by a Republican congressional candidate and several groups, such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
May 3, 2016
John McAdams, a controversial blogger, is suing Marquette University for suspending him over statements on his blog, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. His suit notes that he faces a loss of tenure if he doesn't apologize for statements on his blog -- and he argues that this is a violation of the university's rules and his right to free expression.
May 2, 2016
The University of Hartford is facing increasing criticism over its plan to sell a significant collection of political artifacts, The Hartford Courant reported. The university says that it can't afford to maintain and display the collection, and so it looking for an auction house. The collection reportedly will bring in several million dollars. But critics say that the university took the collection as a gift and has an obligation to preserve it.


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