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 22, 2017
Some medical students may be particularly hurt by President Trump's plan to ban travel from certain Muslim-majority nations, a plan that has been blocked by courts but that he has vowed to reinstate in a new way.
February 22, 2017
Forty-five percent of colleges in a recent survey report seeing an increase in the number of medical withdrawals by students, according to a report by GradGuard, which provides insurance for such situations. The survey notes the varying policies about tuition refunds (mostly pro-rated in the early parts of the semester) and efforts (which vary widely) to inform students about policies on tuition refunds.
February 22, 2017
On Friday, a Clemson University doctoral student, A.D. Carson, will defend his Ph.D. dissertation in the rhetorics, communication and information design program -- and many are already enjoying his work. His dissertation is a 34-song rap album, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes and Revolutions," which many on YouTube and other social media sites are praising. You can listen to the dissertation here. A short video introduction follows:
February 22, 2017
When Stanford University's fund-raising office tweeted to encourage gifts on Valentine's Day, it probably wasn't hoping to renew a fight with Malcolm Gladwell, the author, who has repeatedly criticized wealthy colleges and universities for not spending more of their endowments. But it did. Here's the Stanford tweet:  
February 22, 2017
Racist video at Old Dominion, blackface controversy at Spring Arbor and anti-immigrant posters at the University of Texas.
February 21, 2017
Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying.
February 21, 2017
Milo Yiannopoulos (right) has become a highly controversial speaker on campuses, known for his personal insults against gay and transgender people (thou
February 20, 2017
Kenneth Melilli, a popular tenured faculty member at Creighton University's law school, was suspended from Wednesday through Friday after an argument with an associate dean, The Omaha World-Herald reported. Melilli was suspended after the law dean consulted the human resources department about what he viewed as a threat.
February 20, 2017
Student debt nationally hit $1.31 trillion at the end of 2016, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In the fourth quarter of 2016, just over 11 percent of that debt was either 90 or more days delinquent or in default.  
February 20, 2017
In today's Academic Minute, Christopher Salas-Wright of the University of Texas at Austin explains how his research undercuts the portrayal of some that immigrants are criminals. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  

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