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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August 3, 2016
Scientists in Canada are demanding immediate changes to the way grant proposals are reviewed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, STAT reported. A record percentage of proposals are being rejected, but scientists say that this isn't about rigor but the new review system. In a bid to save money, a computer algorithm was used to assign reviewers to grant applications, and many report that the algorithm didn't work, and many proposals have been reviewed by people who don't understand them.
August 3, 2016
Chicago State University, facing deep cuts and delays in state appropriations, has laid off nearly 400 employees in 2016. An article in The Chicago Tribune explores the costs associated with those layoffs: $2.2 million. The article notes that Chicago State and Illinois policies include generous severance payments, more generous than those at many universities outside Illinois.
August 2, 2016
The Student Government Association of the University of Houston has suspended Rohini Sethi, the association's vice president, for a social media post that said, "Forget #BlackLivesMatter; more like #AllLivesMatter," The Houston Chronicle reported.
August 2, 2016
Albany State University and Darton State University, two public institutions that Georgia officials are moving to merge, jointly announced plans Monday to eliminate faculty and staff positions and to eliminate "low-producing academic programs." The programs were not identified. The universities cited enrollment declines as the reason.
August 2, 2016
Reversal follows criticism of decision three months ago to keep name of a residential college, seen by many as an honor for notorious racist and defender of slavery. University also will remove stained-glass windows.
August 1, 2016
Temple University on Sunday fired one of its police officers after he was arrested on murder charges, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. A total of three men were charged Friday with murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy and abuse of a corpse in the death of a woman. One of the men who was not a Temple police officer at the time used to be one, but was fired by the university in 2012.
August 1, 2016
Federal appeals court says former adjunct may not use Title VII, a federal antidiscrimination statute, to sue a college for bias based on her sexual orientation.
August 1, 2016
Federal appeals court finds enough evidence of possible antimale bias to revive a lawsuit. Ruling could inspire more litigation.

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