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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September 2, 2016
A new report provides guidance for colleges on how to comply with the recent Supreme Court decision affirming the right of colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions but also affirming certain limits on the practice. The guide is from the College Board and Education Counsel, strong supporters of affirmative action. Key points in the guidance:
September 1, 2016
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some comparative data to mark the start of a new academic year. From January 2006 to July 2016, the Consumer Price Index for college tuition and fees increased 63 percent. That compares to 21 percent for all items.
September 1, 2016
Do your students suffer from the widespread syndrome of Fear of Meeting One-on-One With My Professor? Arizona State has a cure, pending FDA approval.
August 31, 2016
Ten trustees have quit the board of Arcadia University in recent months, while another five left as their terms expired, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The resignations come at a time that the university is trying to shrink a deficit and faculty leaders say not enough information has been shared about the budget for the coming year. They also say that they have been told some layoffs may be in the works.
August 31, 2016
Felician University is investigating a possible hack of its housing director's email after a mass email was sent out denigrating black students, NorthJersey.com reported. The mass email upset many on the campus. Felician officials said that they suspect a hack because it was sent to some email lists to which the housing director does not have access, and because they don't believe the email is consistent with her views.
August 31, 2016
Syracuse University has been criticized by some of its minority students for an increased emphasis on rankings and for scaling back involvement with the Posse Foundation, a highly regarded program to attract low-income students to colleges they might not otherwise select.
August 31, 2016
Hillary Clinton this week unveiled her proposals to improve mental health services in the United States, and several parts of the plan (which did not have full details on how things would work) focus on colleges and their students. Clinton's plan would:
August 31, 2016
Mississippi State University and the Mississippi University for Women have stopped flying the state flag, which features a Confederate flag

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