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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August 3, 2015
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday used a speech at the annual meeting of the National Urban League to criticize Governor Jeb Bush, a candidate for the Republican nomination who was to speak later that day. Clinton said she was pleased that other candidates would be attending, but said that she was concerned about a "mismatch" between what candidates tell groups like the Urban League and what they actually do. She didn't name Bush by name, but several times referenced "Right to Rise," the name of Bush's political action committee.
August 3, 2015
The University of Akron, receiving scrutiny for the layoffs of more than 200 people, spent $950,000 recently on renovations for the presidential home, Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. Critics don't contest that the house needed some repair work, but question some of the spending. For example, the project expanded the master bedroom and created a suite for the in-laws of President Scott Scarborough.
August 3, 2015
The leaders of Israel's universities are responding to new proposed cuts in government spending on higher education by invoking Iran, at a time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran poses a grave threat to the country, Ynet News reported. A letter sent by the university leaders says that Iran is investing more in higher education than is Israel. "This is an arms race for all intents and purposes, except the weapons here are not missiles, but the human brain," the Israeli academic leaders say.
August 3, 2015
The University of Connecticut on Friday reported a "criminal cyberintrusion" of its engineering college, and that hackers from China appear responsible. The university said it did not have evidence of data removal. But the university said that it is adopting new security measures as well as informing individuals and sponsors of research that could have been accessed.
August 3, 2015
25 gay rights groups urge Common Application to add optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity.
August 3, 2015
Cheyney University, a historically black institution in Pennsylvania, has been struggling with several years with deficits that have led the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to grant it three lines of credit. (Supporters blame inadequate state funding for the problems.) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that while many students and alumni highly value Cheyney, enrollment is dropping at a significant rate.
August 3, 2015
Researchers object to powerful lawmaker's bill that would require NSF to stipulate how each award relates to "national interest."
August 3, 2015
Purdue University is currently in the fourth year of a tuition freeze about which President Mitch Daniels has boasted widely. During the time that the freeze has been in place, the number of in-state undergraduates has dropped by 1,228 and the number of out-of-state students has gone up by 336, The Indianapolis Star reported.
August 3, 2015
Bergen Community College has eliminated the positions of 64 full-time lecturers, who taught full course loads off the tenure track, NorthJerey.com reported. Those who lost their full-time positions are being asked to apply for course-by-course adjunct posts, for which the pay per course is lower. The individual course positions, unlike the full-time lecturer jobs, have no benefits. The cuts do not affect tenured faculty members.  
August 3, 2015
The University of California at San Diego won a key first round last week in its legal battle with the University of Southern California over control of a massive database of research on Alzheimer’s disease. But on Friday, USC announced that it was suing UCSD, in a sign that this fight is not about to go away, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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