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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March 9, 2015
Nine people were injured early Saturday when a garage roof on which they had been participating in a large party near California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported. The injuries were not life threatening. Hundreds of students and others were at the block party, scheduled to avoid the double fines that San Luis Obispo issues within a week of St. Patrick's Day.
March 9, 2015
UC Irvine didn't ban the flag, and the students who tried to do so (before being vetoed) wanted only to keep the flag out of one small area. But that was all before the story went viral.
March 9, 2015
Donna Shalala, who is stepping down as president of the University of Miami, is expected to be named C.E.O. of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, The Wall Street Journal reported. Shalala served in President Bill Clinton's cabinet as secretary of health and human services and is a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and likely presidential candidate.  
March 9, 2015
More than 40 Russian universities -- including such leading institutions at Moscow State University -- have been missing deadlines on stipend payments to students since the start of the year, The Moscow Times reported. Some universities have blamed delays on "technical difficulties," while others have denied the delays.
March 9, 2015
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the admissions office is always excited about the day applicants are notified. There is extra excitement this year because that will take place on Pi Day (March 14, since it is represented by the digits that start pi -- 3.14 -- and which is notable this year as one can extend it for more of pi, 3.1415). But even amid all of that excitement, M.I.T. is imagining a world where applicants won't have to log on to a Web site to learn decisions, but will be notified by drone.
March 9, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Paul Matthew Sutter, an astronomer and physicist at Ohio State University, profiles dark energy. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
March 9, 2015
The new edition of "This Week" focuses on Sweet Briar College's surprising announcement that it will shut its doors this summer. President James F. Jones joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and moderator Casey Green to explain the college's decision and the factors behind it.
March 9, 2015
Alumnae of Sweet Briar College, who are preparing a legal challenge to its decision to shut down, on Saturday issued a request to current students not to transfer. Since the college's announcement last week, it has announced agreements to allow for expedited transfer to some institutions, and other colleges have also expressed interest in enrolling Sweet Briar students.
March 9, 2015
Teaching assistants at the University of Toronto went on strike last week, preventing some sections from being taught. The main point of disagreement is over compensation. The university and the union late last week each issued open letters outlining their views of the conflict.  
March 9, 2015
Officials at Wheaton College in Illinois are criticizing a skit by members of the football team who dressed up in Ku Klux Klan robes as part of an off-season event in which team members do comic sketches, The Chicago Tribune reported. The students -- who also used Confederate flags -- say that they were trying to mock racists, not be racist. But many are concerned that the students didn't know how offensive their costumes and props were to many on campus.

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