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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June 16, 2016
The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has published a letter to high school and college officials on gender equity in career and technical education programs. The letter states that it is providing guidance on existing law and offers examples of how schools and colleges may need to reconsider policies.
June 16, 2016
Many colleges require standardized tests of applicants but fail to conduct research on whether the tests in fact predict college success and do so better than other tools, found to a new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
June 15, 2016
Following a lengthy court fight, officials have released a video showing a shooting and a heroic student stopping the shooter at Seattle Pacific University in 2014, The Seattle Times reported. The video shows a man opening fire on students, one of whom died. Families of those shot argued against the release of the video, as did the university. But press outlets successfully argued that the video was public information.
June 15, 2016
Grace University, a small Christian institution in Nebraska, is responding to a deficit by cutting all salaries by 10 percent, The Omaha World-Herald. The university is also raising tuition by 7 percent, cutting some student scholarships and eliminating its baseball and softball teams.
June 15, 2016
For a community college in Orlando, the losses are beyond what many can imagine.
June 15, 2016
Earl H. Potter III, president of St. Cloud State University, died Monday night as a result of injuries in a car crash. He was driving to Minneapolis-St. Paul for a meeting with the university's foundation board chair. A biography on the university's website notes many accomplishments since he became president there in 2007.
June 15, 2016
A court in Sweden has ruled that Mälardalen University must reimburse Connie Askenback, an American student who sued saying that the academic program in which she enrolled didn't meet promised standards, The Wall Street Journal reported. The university now owes the former student more than $20,000. The court noted that the Swedish Higher Education Authority had found numerous problems with the program.
June 14, 2016
A University of Alabama student who recently studied abroad has the Zika virus, AL.com reported. Officials said they could not provide details on the student but noted that most people with the virus recover quickly. The university has notified all students who recently returned from Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and recommended testing for any experiencing symptoms. The virus has been linked to birth defects, and so exposure is considered particularly dangerous to women who are or plan to become pregnant.
June 14, 2016
The Illinois Labor Relations Board has certified a faculty union at Northern Illinois University. Faculty submitted a request for certification in April. The new union is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors.

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