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 10, 2015
Authors discuss their new book on the stories of Harvard students with disabilities.
March 10, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
March 10, 2015
Andrew Hamilton, vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, has become the favorite to become the next president of the University of Texas at Austin, The Austin American-Statesman reported. While no decision has been made, Hamilton (whose title is the equivalent of president or chancellor in the U.S.) apparently performed best in interviews.
March 10, 2015
Purdue University sent a letter to employees Monday saying that major changes in its policy on leave days would not be made in the 2015-16 academic year. Purdue had planned to make a number of changes to "simplify" the categories of days off, but when employees added up the various categories, most said that they would lose days, and many objected to the changes.
March 10, 2015
Many academic groups cheered last month when the University of Massachusetts at Amherst reversed an automatic ban on Iranian students studying certain science and engineering subjects. The State Department confirmed at the time that there was no need for an automatic ban and that security concerns could be handled case by case.
March 9, 2015
Administrators and student journalists at Northern Michigan University have seen relations deteriorate since the student newspaper The North Wind started to be more aggressive in its coverage, The Detroit News reported. Some administrators are not responding to requests or are forcing the newspaper to pay for open records requests.
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
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.
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
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.

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