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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November 4, 2016
University of Oregon suspends faculty member while investigating her conduct at a Halloween party. Many of her colleagues demand she resign. Legally, can she be sanctioned?
November 4, 2016
Harvard University announced Thursday that it was calling off the remainder of this year's men's soccer season, and would decline any postseason play opportunities. The news followed the discovery that a "scouting report" by the men's team in 2012 -- featuring sexist comments about members of the women's team -- continued up until this year, and that some team members were not honest about the continued existence of the document.
November 3, 2016
Norman J. Pattiz, a member of the University of California Board of Regents, has apologized for comments he made about women's breasts, The Los Angeles Times reported. The comments did not involve his university work but his radio production company. There, among other things, he asked a woman being recorded for a bra commercial if he could hold her breasts.
November 3, 2016
The U.S. Education Department announced Thursday that it would fine Pennsylvania State University nearly $2.4 million for failing to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The fine -- a record under that law -- followed a review of on-campus sex offenses involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who sexually abused numerous boys. Until Thursday, the largest fine ever under the law was under $400,000.
November 3, 2016
Bigfoot is widely considered by scientists to be a myth. But the University of New Mexico spent more than $7,000 on expenses for a February conference and an expedition (unsuccessful, as scientists won't be surprised to learn) to look for Bigfoot, KRQE News reported. Among the expenses were snowshoes for those on the expedition.
November 3, 2016
A law professor at the University of Oregon is being criticized after wearing blackface to a Halloween party attended by students and other faculty members.
November 2, 2016
Harvard University President Drew Faust has ordered a full investigation into the "scouting report" in which members of the men's soccer team circulated rankings of the women's team members, complete with sexist comments of their appearance and crude remarks about them. Since The Harvard Crimson revealed the practice of making the report, many at the university have been speaking out against it.
November 2, 2016
When the College of New Rochelle
November 2, 2016
The number of women matriculating in medical schools rose by 6.2 percent in the fall of 2016, while the number for men fell by 2 percent, leaving the number of matriculants in American medical schools at roughly an even gender split: 10,474 women and 10,551 men. The figures come from the Association of American Medical Colleges, which also reported gains for the number of new minority students.

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