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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March 4, 2015
UPDATE: Some see a courageous decision by a board that searched hard for alternatives. Others are dubious. Many wonder which other colleges are vulnerable.
March 4, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Maurice Gattis, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, discusses his research on the impact of pro-gay stances held by religious denominations. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 4, 2015
Siena College has announced that it will drop its SAT/ACT requirement for undergraduate admissions. “This progressive stance will better align the college with its commitment to a student-centered education,” said a statement from Brother F. Edward Coughlin, president of the college.  
March 4, 2015
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today The Quest for Student Success at Community Colleges, our latest compilation of articles. As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation groups together pieces that explore different strategies used by faculty members and institutions -- and efforts to track their success. The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.
March 4, 2015
Tensions between the University of California System and state leaders escalated Tuesday, The Sacramento Bee reported. State officials have been pushing the university system to shift some admissions slots from out-of-state applicants to Californians. But in legislative testimony Tuesday, UC President Janet Napolitano said that the university could not increase in-state enrollment at current budget levels.
March 4, 2015
An article in The Star Tribune explores a particular problem faced by Minnesota colleges in dealing with drunk students -- some wander or pass out outside and freeze to death. While colleges nationwide deal with students who pass out, Minnesota and other parts of the country are particularly dangerous in that these students could die, even if their alcohol intake alone would not have killed them.  
March 4, 2015
A Yale University report has cleared the officer who briefly detained a black student at gunpoint, renewing a debate over racial profiling on campuses. The student who was detained was not the actual suspect, but the student's father was a New York Times columnist who publicized the case. The Yale report found no violations of procedures.
March 4, 2015
California State University at Monterey Bay is starting a B.S. in sustainable hospitality management. Howard Payne University is starting a master of education in sports and wellness leadership. Hudson County Community College, in New Jersey, has created an A.A. option in infant/toddler education.

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