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 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.
June 14, 2016
At least five college students have now been identified among the victims of Sunday's attack on a gay club in Orlando.
June 13, 2016
Author discusses his new book about why higher education still matters.
June 13, 2016
A year ago, Birmingham-Southern University named Edward F. Leonard III president. On Friday, the college announced -- without offering a reason -- that Leonard was "vacating the position" immediately. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith was named president. She has held a number of senior positions at colleges, including chief of staff to General Charles C. Krulak, who was named Birmingham-Southern president in 2011 and who has been credited with restoring some financial stability to the college.
June 13, 2016
ACT on Friday called off planned Saturday administrations of the ACT examinations at 56 test centers in Hong Kong and South Korea. The decision followed what ACT called a "verified" report that some test materials had been obtained by some people in advance of the test. Around 5,500 people were scheduled to take the test on Saturday in Hong Kong and South Korea.
June 13, 2016
Brown Mackie College, a for-profit institution, plans to close most of its 25 campuses, The Consumerist reported. Officials of the for-profit college are promising teach-outs, in which students can finish up programs and receive assistance transferring to other programs. The Brown Mackie system dates to an original college founded in 1892. In 2003, the colleges were purchased by Education Management Corporation.

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