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 5, 2016
More than 300 colleges are on the annual College Openings Update being released today by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. This list (which may get close to 350 institutions by the deadline Wednesday night) is of colleges that are still accepting applications for fall 2016. The report is not a comprehensive survey, but a voluntary system for colleges to opt to be included.
May 4, 2016
The Minnesota State College and Universities system announced Tuesday that athletic teams in the system would not be permitted to travel to North Carolina, The Star Tribune reported.
May 4, 2016
Many worry that rising levels of student debt limit home ownership. But a new study from the Brookings Institution says that data cited as proof of those fears don't actually demonstrate their accuracy. What the statistics show, the Brookings analysis says, is that the dividing line between those who own homes and those who don't is actually between those with a college education and those who lack one.
May 4, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
May 4, 2016
Boston University is investigating posters that appeared on campus this week, one of them saying “Black Lives Don’t Matter,” another saying “Atomwaffen Division
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.

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