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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November 8, 2016
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, on Monday apologized for the way the university responded to
November 8, 2016
We're hearing from many readers who are experiencing anxiety over the elections. We'll let you know the impact of the results on higher ed tomorrow. We don't really have a cure for your nervousness today, so, perhaps you could use a distraction. Can you identify the campuses below for which we have grabbed fall scenes from social media? Answers are at the end. Some of the photos are a week or so old, so the colors have changed since these images were shot. And if you don't want to guess, enjoy the photos.
November 8, 2016
Key articles about the candidates’ positions and how the campaign has played out on campus -- plus a selection of commentary.
November 8, 2016
The Houston College of Law, formerly known as the South Texas College of Law, has a new name: South Texas College of Law Houston.
November 7, 2016
The College of the Ozarks last week sent all students a clarification of its ban on the use of alcohol. The News-Leader reported that the college has amended its policy to state that it applies "regardless of age," so that students could no longer assume that the policy applied only to underage drinking. College officials said they had always viewed the rule that way, but felt the need to clarify.
November 7, 2016
Nancy Shurtz, a law professor at the University of Oregon, has issued an apology for a Halloween costume she wore featuring blackface.
November 7, 2016
The University of St. Joseph, in Connecticut, is creating a committee that will study whether the women's college should admit men, The Hartford Courant reported. The university (which already enrolls men in some programs for adult learners) has 747 women in its main undergraduate program, down by 58 students since 2012. Officials stressed that no final decision has been made, but that admitting men and growing enrollment might result in a better experience for all students.
November 7, 2016
Harvard University officials, already facing a scandal over the way members of the men's soccer team treated members of the women's team, are now investigating reports that the men's cross-country team engaged in similar conduct.
November 7, 2016
A federal jury found on Friday that Rolling Stone and one of its writers defamed a former University of Virginia associate dean in a 2014 article t
November 7, 2016
Two student senators at the University of Southern Maine have resigned amid criticism of their response to anti-Muslim graffiti found in the student government offices, The Portland Press Herald reported. The graffiti said, “Deus Vult,” a Latin phrase for “God will it.” The phrase was used by Christians during the Crusades and has been used more recently in the United States by anti-Muslim members of the alt-right movement.

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