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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April 3, 2015
A Duke University student has admitted to placing a noose on a tree on campus -- an incident that alarmed many on the campus. The university, citing privacy laws, did not release much detail about the student or the motivations for the noose placement. But the university statement on the matter said that "the student is no longer on campus."
April 3, 2015
Federal judge rejects suit over U. of Pittsburgh expulsion related to use of men's restrooms by student who identified as male but lacked the legal status to be a man.
April 3, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Jo-Renee Formicola, a political scientist at Seton Hall University, discusses her research on church-state issues in the wake of the Roman Catholic Church sex-abuse scandals. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
April 3, 2015
The following individuals have recently been awarded tenure by their colleges and universities: College of Saint Rose Eurie Dahn, English Amina Eladdadi, mathematics Laura Smith Kinney, mathematics Scott Lemieux, political science Michael Lister, choral/music Andrea Martone, teacher education Michelle McAnuff-Gumbs, literacy Robert Owens Jr., communication sciences and disorders James Teresco, computer science St. Norbert College
April 2, 2015
Gunmen linked to a violent group in Somalia attacked a university in Kenya early Thursday, CNN reported. The attack on Garissa University College left at least 30 hospitalized and authorities fear that hostages were taken. Fifteen people were reported killed.      
April 2, 2015
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is warning that antiterrorism legislation under consideration in Canada could limit academic freedom. An analysis of the legislation notes, for example, that "advocating terrorism" could be a crime. The C.A.U.T. asks whether a professor talking about the reasons some antiapartheid groups used violence to force change in South Africa would be committing a criminal act.
April 2, 2015
Black basketball coaches are faring poorly in the annual firings and hirings that accompany the end of the college basketball season, The Chicago Tribune reported. In the most recent national study, black coaches made up 22 percent of Division I head men's basketball coaches -- a figure that stands out, considering that 58 percent of male college basketball players are black.
April 2, 2015
The University of Maryland at College Park has concluded that an offensive email in which a fraternity member told brothers to ignore the idea that women need to consent to sex, and in which he used a series of racist and sexist terms, is protected by the First Amendment. "This private email, while hateful and reprehensible, did not violate university policies and is protected by the First Amendment," said a statement issued by Wallace D. Loh, president of the university.

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