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 20, 2015
Three people were shot at a fraternity and sorority cookout at Delaware State University Saturday, The News Journal reported. Those who were shot were hospitalized and reported to be in stable condition. Early Sunday morning, shots were heard in a university parking lot.  
April 20, 2015
The Post, the student newspaper at Ohio University, has revealed and apologized for a deal one of its editors made with Roderick J. McDavis, the university's president. Under the deal, McDavis wrote essays for the newspaper with the pledge that no conflicting opinions to his essays would appear for 24 hours.
April 20, 2015
More than 50 University of Connecticut students en route to an event for seniors in Boston narrowly escaped a burning bus Saturday, ABC News reported. The students reported that they smelled smoke and were told by the driver that there was not a problem. A short time later, the smoke returned, with flames, and the students managed to get out just before the bus exploded.  
April 20, 2015
A military veteran was briefly detained by Valdosta State University police Friday after she grabbed a U.S.
April 17, 2015
An Inside Higher Ed article in January looked at how some law schools are admitting applicants with much lower Law School Admission Test scores than would have been admitted in the past. A new article from Bloomberg looks at the top of the LSAT range.
April 17, 2015
Student groups have been pushing the University of Texas at Austin to remove a statue of Jefferson Davis from the campus.
April 17, 2015
Social science groups are speaking out against a Republican-proposed bill to reauthorize the National Science Foundation that would keep total NSF funding relatively flat but impose deep cuts on the division that supports social science research. An analysis by the Consortium of Social Science Associations notes that most NSF divisions would see their authorization levels go up, but that the social science division would have its authorization level cut by more than 45 percent.
April 17, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Stephen Barnard, a sociologist at St. Lawrence University, discusses the way journalists use social media. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 17, 2015
Catholic University of America has eliminated 37 positions through buyouts and layoffs, The Washington Post reported. The university is trying to cut costs in the wake of declining enrollment in its law school and architecture school.  

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