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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February 11, 2015
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, plans to propose that public universities be required to freeze tuition in graduate and professional programs at whatever levels exist on July 1, the Associated Press reported. The measure is of concern to many university leaders who say that increases for medical and law school can be handled by students who have lucrative job prospects ahead.  
February 11, 2015
A former instructor at the University of Alabama has been indicted for allegedly making more than $375,000 by encouraging students to buy their textbooks from his company, AL.com reported. University officials said that the instructor last taught there in 2013.  
February 10, 2015
A Canadian instructor under fire for teaching anti-vaccine views that clash with science has asked for and been granted a leave from the health class she was teaching, The Globe and Mail reported. Queen's University, in Ontario, has faced intense scrutiny and criticism over the teachings of Melody Torcolacci, who has declined to respond to questions from the press.
February 10, 2015
A new report -- funded by the Independent Petroleum Association of America -- argues that colleges that sell holdings in fossil fuel companies are likely to pay a financial price for doing so. The report is by Daniel Fischel, a consultant who is emeritus professor at the University of Chicago Law School. He analyzed the performance of two hypothetical portfolios over a 50-year period, including energy-related stocks in only one of the portfolios.
February 10, 2015
Author discusses new book on the flaws in American science -- and the ways that government agencies and universities support it.
February 10, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
February 10, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Rhett Brymer, a professor at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University, analyzes officiating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and looks for instances of bias. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
February 10, 2015
Bryn Mawr College, a women's institution, announced Monday that it would admit certain groups of transgender students.
February 10, 2015
Saint Louis University officials are refusing to go along with the demands of some students that the institution revoke an invitation to St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, whose handling of the Ferguson investigation has been criticized by many as making it inevitable that no charges would be brought in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The Associated Press reported that the Black Law Students Association has pushed for the invitation to be revoked.
February 10, 2015
Thirteen protesters were arrested Monday evening following a daylong sit-in at the president's office of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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