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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June 16, 2015
A high school student from Long Island has sued the College Board and the Educational Testing Service in federal court, charging them with breach of contract and negligence in the June 6 administration of the SAT, The New York Daily News reported. Students' answer forms incorrectly gave extra time -- and proctors allowed extra time in some but not all of the testing centers.
June 16, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Rob Spencer, an oceanographer at Florida State University, discusses his research on permafrost. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 16, 2015
Eastern Washington University has removed the biography of Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who represented herself as a black woman in leading her local NAACP chapter and teaching African-American studies at the institution. She had been listed here, with her biography, until Monday.
June 15, 2015
A student at California's Crafton Hills College and her parents are urging the institution to ban the teaching of several graphic novels, Redlands Daily Facts reported. The student says that the novels, including Fun Home, The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House and Persepolis are violent, pornographic or both.
June 15, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Robert Pallitto, a political scientist at Seton Hall University, helps us understand and celebrate the document’s legacy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
June 15, 2015
The College of Saint Elizabeth announced Friday that it will admit men to all programs, starting in the fall of 2016. The women's college has already been admitting men to some weekend and evening programs. "We have a 115-year history of transforming lives and educating first-generation college students. We recognize there is an opportunity to do this for both women and men," said a statement from President Helen J. Streubert.
June 15, 2015
Federal study showing that 20 percent of college women were sexually assaulted has been widely questioned, but a new national study has the same finding.
June 15, 2015
In a speech billed as a campaign opening, Hillary Clinton, favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, pledged Saturday to take steps to help students afford higher education. She twice referred to students' debt burdens, and vowed to do something about them.
June 15, 2015
The trailer has arrived for a film, being released nationally next month, about the Stanford Prison Experiment (which is the name of the film as well), a controversial experiment at Stanford University in 1971 in which students were assigned to play the roles of prisoners and prison guards. The study had to be halted as the students playing the role of guards became sadistic.
June 15, 2015
LaMont Glenn Jackson, who just finished a term as student trustee on the board of the Los Angeles Community College District, has been charged with attempted extortion, The Los Angles Times reported. Jackson is charged with trying to force a student government leader to resign by threatening to release a "revealing" photograph of her if she did not quit her position. Jackson's lawyer said he has done nothing wrong and would be cleared of wrongdoing.

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