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 17, 2015
Princeton University on Monday announced a beque
February 17, 2015
In the wake of a report last week about presidential influence on admissions decisions at the University of Texas at Austin, the chancellor of the UT system on Monday announced the creation of a committee to review admissions practices and policies. Chancellor William H.
February 17, 2015
Of the 46,634 Wisconsin adults enrolled in private institutions (most of them for-profit) during 2012 and 2013, 36.5 percent dropped out within 2 years, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. The report says that the highest dropout rates were at online for-profit institutions. A press release accompanying the report noted the Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, has proposed eliminating the board, to “decrease the regulatory and fiscal burden on private, for-profit schools.” David C.
February 17, 2015
An article in The Los Angeles Times profiles a legal battle between the University of California at Los Angeles and the heirs of donors who 50 years ago gave their home and its large Japanese garden to the university. The garden is considered one of the finest of its kind in the United States. UCLA, saying it can't afford to keep up the garden, wants to sell the garden, but the heirs say this would break a promise to maintain it in perpetuity.  
February 17, 2015
New international study compares young adults in U.S. with those of other O.E.C.D. nations -- and the results won't cheer Americans.
February 17, 2015
Current and former students at South Carolina State University have filed a federal lawsuit against the state, accusing it of illegal discrimination against the institution and the black students it serves, The State reported. The lawsuit argues that the state of South Carolina caused enrollment declines by failing to provide enough money to the university, and by approving duplicative programs at other public colleges.
February 16, 2015
The California Student Aid Commission has suspended state student aid for those enrolled at the 10 California campuses of the for-profit Heald College chain, The Sacramento Bee reported. The commission said that Heald had failed to submit documents required to show that it is financially stable. The move by the commission halted about $1 million in payments to Heald, a figure that could reach $14 million by June.
February 16, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Ron Mallett, research professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, discusses theories of studying time travel. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 16, 2015
The University of Missouri at Kansas City announced Friday that Michael Song has resigned as a faculty member of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. “We have outstanding students and excellent programs that I helped create in the Bloch School but my presence has become an unnecessary distraction,” said Song in a statement released by the university.
February 16, 2015
Seattle Pacific University, a Christian institution, has opened part of its campus for a tent city (at right) of homeless people who together move to various location

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