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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April 16, 2015
Four student suicides this year have shaken the College of William and Mary and led to a debate on campus about stress and student mental health, The Washington Post reported. Several campuses this year have struggled with the issue of multiple suicides.  
April 16, 2015
Federal prosecutors have started an investigation of the College of DuPage, The Chicago Tribune reported. Subpoenas were issued this week seeking documents about spending, as the college has faced questions from internal and external critics about numerous spending decisions. College officials said they are cooperating and do not believe they have done anything improper.    
April 16, 2015
A report being issued today by Moody’s finds that the wealthiest American colleges and universities are getting wealthier at a faster rate than other institutions, The Wall Street Journal reported. This is largely a continuation of a longtime trend. The wealthiest institutions are elite universities that attract large donations and use sophisticated investment strategies that rarely are available to institutions with small endowments.
April 16, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Gabe Bowen, a geochemist at the University of Utah, offers a profile of the climate as it’s been and as it might become. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 16, 2015
The faculty of Northwest Nazarene University has voted no confidence in President David Alexander. The vote comes amid widespread faculty (and student and alumni) anger over the decision to end the employment of Thomas Jay Oord, a theologian who has a tenured position at the university.
April 16, 2015
A Virginia judge on Wednesday rejected a request from alumnae of Sweet Briar College to issue an injunction to block the college's board from moving ahead with plans to close the institution. The judge did grant the alumnae a temporary injunction barring the college from using charitable donations it has received to work toward closure. Both the college and the alumnae declared victory (on different parts of the ruling) and more litigation is expected.
April 16, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
April 15, 2015
Eastern Maine Community College has announced that it is suspending intercollegiate athletics for 2015-16, The Bangor Daily News reported. Next year the college will evaluate whether to restore athletics. The college currently has 11 varsity teams.  
April 15, 2015
The University of Mary, in North Dakota, evacuated its entire campus Tuesday because of a rapidly spreading grass fire that came quite close to the campus. The university reported late Tuesday night that the fire appeared to have passed by the campus, but that the campus would remain closed until this morning as a safety measure. Some University of Mary students were relocated to the United Tribes Technical College.

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