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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December 13, 2016
City College of San Francisco can't meet state requirements for proving that it educated 16,000 students online in recent years, The San Francisco Chronicle reported. As a result, the college must repay nearly $39 million to the state. Repaying those funds would be difficult for the college at any time, but may be particularly difficulty now as the institution is facing a severe financial crisis due to falling enrollment.
December 13, 2016
Teenagers' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined in 2016 to rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s, a national study by the University of Michigan has found. The study is of high school students but is an indicator of the patterns of drug and alcohol use of those who will soon enter higher education. The researchers cautioned that while they view most of the trends as positive, marijuana use remains high for high school seniors, and has held steady as the rates of use for other drugs have dropped.
December 13, 2016
Amherst College announced that it has suspended the activities of the men's cross-country team after the discovery that the team had a tradition of exchanging racist, sexist and homophobic email messages and social media posts. The college confirmed that this has been a tradition for several years and is part of how new members are taught team culture. "The messages are appalling. They are not only vulgar, they are cruel and hateful. No attempt to rationalize them will change that.
December 13, 2016
This is the second year of the #IHEreaderschoice award for the best book published by a scholarly publisher that would make a great holiday gift for an academic.
December 13, 2016
The University of Minnesota has announced it will remove a question from applications about whether applicants have been convicted of felonies. Student groups and the Obama administration have been urging colleges to reconsider such questions.
December 12, 2016
Three University of Louisville students were shot early Sunday while at a party off campus to celebrate the awarding of the Heisman Trophy to Lamar Jackson, The Courier-Journal reported. Two of those shot were football players.  
December 12, 2016
Colby-Sawyer College, a private college in New Hampshire, has announced cuts i
December 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Leiden University’s Elaine Lucassen discusses the importance of the circadian rhythm on our natural processes. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
December 12, 2016
Numerous studies have questioned the conventional wisdom that first-year college students gain an average of 15 pounds.
December 12, 2016
Students occupied the president's office at Georgetown University Thursday night and stayed until Friday night, when they

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