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 11, 2016
MLA members protest new state law at Texas Capitol -- and argue that guns have no place in college classrooms.
January 11, 2016
U.S. Representative Tom Reed, a New York Republican who has been critical of the financial policies of colleges and universities with large endowments, has drafted legislation to act on his concerns. Bloomberg reported that his draft bill would require colleges with endowments greater than $1 billion to spend at least 25 percent of endowment income on financial aid or risk losing their tax-exempt status.
January 11, 2016
Duane Nellis announced Friday that he is resigning as president of Texas Tech University, after less than three years in office, to join the faculty there. The Texas Tribune noted that Nellis has recently indicated frustrations with the governance system at Texas Tech. Nellis was also a candidate for the presidency of the University of Wyoming during the 2015 search.
January 11, 2016
Commissioners of top athletic conferences are seeing increasing paychecks, The Washington Post reported. The Post analyzed commissioner pay in the Power Five conferences: the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Southeastern and Pacific-12 conferences.
January 11, 2016
At MLA, professors consider how to make the case for their discipline -- and talk about salary prospects -- to prospective students, but also to parents, presidents and politicians.
January 11, 2016
Louisiana authorities have arrested Todd Finley Shupe, director of Louisiana State University's Wood Durability Lab, and charged him with 98 counts of fraud and misappropriation of funds. Shupe is alleged to have repeatedly forged students' signatures to collect faked travel expenses of more than $16,000, The Advocate reported. Shupe did not respond to an email from Inside Higher Ed about the charges.
January 11, 2016
Two college students will be guests of First Lady Michelle Obama for President Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday. The students' names and the White House's descriptions of why they were selected follow.
January 11, 2016
An article in STAT explores a new pattern in college football at a time of growing concern about concussions. Some colleges declare football players ineligible based on the number and/or severity of concussions they have experienced. But it turns out that other colleges will enroll them anyway, and no National Collegiate Athletic Association rule bans this.
January 11, 2016
Republican legislators two years ago blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, from an initiative to expand higher education opportunities in the state's prisons.
January 11, 2016
Blog post about a scholar's anti-thank-you has lots of people talking.

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