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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May 6, 2015
The Ph.D. Project, which works to diversify business school faculties, released a report Tuesday decrying the lack of diversity among business school deans. The report found that among the 1,601 business schools in the U.S., African-Americans are dean of just 33 -- or 2 percent. Hispanics account for just nine -- or 0.5 percent.  
May 5, 2015
The Oregon Justice Department has ordered Penn Foster College to refund a former student's tuition and to change its claim about accreditation, The Oregonian reported. The former student complained to the department when Portland Community College declined to accept credit he had earned at Penn Foster and told him that the credit was from a national accreditor and that Portland Community College only accepted regionally accredited transfer credits.
May 5, 2015
Scott L. Scarborough, president of the University of Akron, issued a statement Monday that the institution will not be changing its name. Scarborough has been encouraging a process by which the university considers how to refine its mission and identity, and part of that process has included discussion of becoming identified as a polytechnic institute.
May 5, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Elizabeth Basha, an engineer at University of the Pacific, explains the positive uses of drones. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
May 5, 2015
Ben Carson, among the new Republican presidential candidates, has received widespread praise for his work as a pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University. But his views on social issues have made him controversial on college campuses.
May 5, 2015
The American Studies Association announced Monday that its board is demanding that the Washington Redskins change its name. "The ASA, as a leading site of scholarship on indigeneity, on racism, on settler colonialism and on sport, and as an organization based in Washington, D.C., deplores the continuation the harmful nickname and images associated with the team," said a statement from the group.
May 5, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
May 4, 2015
Leaders in Singapore are trying to discourage students from enrolling at universities, Bloomberg reported. Speeches by government leaders and articles in local newspapers focus on the value of apprenticeships, and how people can earn a lot of money without a university degree. While Singapore has invested considerably in its universities, officials fear a worker shortage in many industries.


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