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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February 6, 2017
A new study documents the role of immigrants in promoting inventions and economic growth in the United States. The study (abstract available here) was released today by the National Bureau of Economic Research and focused on the role of immigrants in the United States from 1880 to 1940, as well as the impact well after that. In the 10 states where the most patents were awarded per capita from 1880 to 1940, 20.6 percent of the population was made up of immigrants.
February 6, 2017
Over the weekend, swastika graffiti appeared and unnerved people in Chicago, Houston and New York City. In Houston, the incident was on the campus of Rice University, where someone chalked a swastika and "Trump" on a statue of the university's founder, The Houston Chronicle reported. Rice officials cleaned the statue and are investigating and condemning the incident.
February 6, 2017
Saint Joseph’s of Indiana says it doesn’t have money to continue after this semester.
February 6, 2017
David Adamini, secretary of the Republican Party in one Michigan county, is under fire for comments he posted to social media saying that the right response
February 3, 2017
The University of Wisconsin at Madison is proposing, pending state funding approval, that transfer students from the state's community college system who meet various academic criteria receive one year of free tuition if they are from the first generation in their families to go to college. Those who are Pell Grant eligible would receive two years of free tuition.
February 3, 2017
Colby College is today announcing a gift worth
February 3, 2017
Experts say current law doesn’t permit punishing a university over handling of a speaker -- and that the president’s tweet distorted what took place.
February 2, 2017
Protests against President Trump's ban on those from seven Muslim-majority nations entering the United States have spread from airports to college campuses. At Ohio University Wednesday, about 70 protesters were arrested when they refused to leave a sit-in in a university building, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The students were not only protesting Trump's policies but said that the university was not doing enough to fight them.

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