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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December 9, 2016
Faculty groups urge governor to veto legislation that could effectively end gun bans. Recent incident at Ohio State complicates debate.
December 9, 2016
Anna Maria College is starting a master’s program in social work. Gardner-Webb University is starting a bachelor of science in criminal justice administration. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is starting a master’s degree in data, economics and development policy.
December 8, 2016
When two Muslim students at Nazareth College recently attended a service at a nearby church, someone at the church reported them to the Department of Homeland Security, which then sent New York state police to the college to confirm that they were students, The Democrat and Chronicle reported.
December 7, 2016
Representative Tom Reed has announced a new version of his plan to regulate endowments and push colleges to provide more student aid and minimize tuition increases. Reed, a New York Republican, may have more clout now than in the past -- he was recently named a vice chair of President-elect Donald J. Trump's transition team.
December 7, 2016
Richard B. Spencer, leader of a white supremacist group called the National Policy Institute, spoke at Texas A&M University Tuesday -- while the university organized a large counterevent and protesters appeared outside the venue where Spencer spoke and (holding signs) inside the room as well. Many had called on Texas A&M, which permitted the event but did not invite Spencer, to block his appearance.
December 6, 2016
Students in a history research class at the College of New Jersey used archives in the Trenton Free Public Library to study the city's history -- and they made a
December 6, 2016
Through Dec. 1 (an application deadline for some institutions), the Common Application has received 1,077,900 applications for various early-decision programs. That covers all kinds of early decision -- including nonbinding. While it is hard to compare year-to-year interest because the Common Application accepts some new member colleges each year, that total is 17 percent higher than it was a year ago. Officials of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success and the Universal College Application -- two competitors of the Common Application -- declined to release figures.
December 6, 2016
A student at the University of Akron has been charged with stabbing his roommate while both were in an intoxicated fight over fast food, The Akron Beacon Journal reported. The student who was stabbed subsequently died in the hospital. The university released this statement: "The University of Akron community is deeply saddened by this tragedy.

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