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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January 25, 2017
Much confusion has surrounded a shooting Friday night at the University of Washington, amid protests over the appearance there of Milo Yiannopoulos, the Breitbart writer whose inflammatory comments upset many on the campuses he visits. Initial reports said that a man who turned himself in as the shooter said he shot in self-defense when he thought he was going to be attacked by a white supremacist.
January 25, 2017
The University of Michigan has adopted a series of principles to guide officials when there are requests to rename buildings. The announcement stressed that these were general principles and not a checklist. The principles relate to pedagogy, interpretation, consistency and commitment. Some of the principles suggest a high bar for renaming buildings.
January 25, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey College and University Chief Academic Officers explores the views of provosts and other academic leaders on a range of current issues. Among them: minority faculty hiring, trigger warnings, and the future of the liberal arts. The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Sign up here. On Saturday, Jan. 28, Scott will be presenting the findings and discussing them with attendees at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The Inside Higher Ed survey of provosts was made possible in part by advertising from Taskstream, Jenzabar, VitalSource, D2L Corporation and iDesign.
January 25, 2017
Duke University: David Rubenstein, chair of the university's board. High Point University: Wolf Blitzer, political anchor at CNN.
January 25, 2017
Provosts of American colleges and universities aren't sure their institutions will meet their goals for diversifying the faculty.
January 24, 2017
Columbia University has become the latest institution to release a report detailing the role of slavery in its history. Early leaders of King's College -- Columbia's original name -- owned slaves, and the institution raised money from slave owners who profited from slavery, the report says. "Of the 10 men who served as presidents of King’s and Columbia between 1754 and the end of the Civil War, at least half owned slaves at one point in their lives. So did the first four treasurers," the report says.
January 24, 2017
Author discusses new book about a part of the student population pushing for more support -- and facing a backlash in some states.
January 23, 2017
California State University System has designated Sonic Foundry and Panopto as preferred providers for the system’s 23 campuses for recording videos of courses or course materials. The companies were among those responding to an RFP, and will offer competitive pricing to the campuses. No funds are paid by the companies to the system.
January 23, 2017
The Association of American Colleges & Universities convenes this week in San Francisco for its annual meeting. Hot topics that may be of interest:
January 23, 2017
Edtech companies in the United States raised $1.03 billion in venture deals in 2016, down from $1.45 billion in 2015, according to EdSurge. There were 138 deals in 2016, down from 198 deals the year before.

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