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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July 9, 2015
The University of Minnesota, facing questions from its Board of Regents, has postponed planned adoption of an "affirmative consent" rule for its campuses, The Star-Tribune reported. The rule, similar to state laws in California and New York and many campus policies, requires that both parties in a sexual act consent prior to it taking places.
July 9, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Chris Liu, a professor of strategic management at the University of Toronto, discusses his research on whether personal interaction with people who hold conflicting ideology influences your thinking. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 9, 2015
Financial Times runs an advice column for people seeking guidance on management issues. An item this week may be of interest to readers who don't normally check out FT. The question: "Should I plot the downfall of our dean?"
July 9, 2015
College backs away from mandatory notice on syllabus of graphic novel course that offended one student and her parents.
July 9, 2015
Martin O'Malley introduces his plan for debt-free college by talking about how much he and his wife borrowed for their oldest two children. The total left student aid experts shaking their heads.
July 8, 2015
Martin O'Malley, the former Maryland governor who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is today releasing a proposal to create debt-free college options in public higher education. O'Malley's plan would take five years to carry out, but immediately he would create new loan refinancing options and limit monthly repayments based on income.
July 8, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Larry Stevens, a professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University, discusses his research on the brain-boosting powers of cocoa. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
July 8, 2015
George Washington University is starting a doctorate in educational science. Illinois Institute of Technology is starting a master of technological entrepreneurship program. Kennebec Valley Community College is starting an associate in applied science degree in sustainable design build.
July 8, 2015
Some people aren't waiting patiently for colleges to rename buildings or remove statues of racist figures of the Southern past. Is spray paint the appropriate tool? Some experts predict a rise in "historical guerrilla warfare."
July 8, 2015
Twelve Native American women who are scholars of Native American studies have issued an open letter on Andrea Smith, a professor at the University of California at Riverside who is widely viewed as having falsely claimed for years to be Cherokee. (She is not current responding to questions about the matter).

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