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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July 2, 2015
The Chicago Tribune had to sue to get records of the expenses of Robert Breuder, who is currently on leave as president of the College of DuPage, a community college outside Chicago. The documents that were released show considerable spending that theoretically was about building relationships with donors, but frequently didn't involve donors so much as senior administrators, trustees and vendors.
July 2, 2015
Steven Salaita, the controversial academic whose job offer to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was revoked last year, has a new job. He announced on Twitter that he will be the Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies in the coming academic year, at the American University of Beirut.  
July 2, 2015
Emmanuel Christian Seminary on Wednesday merged into Milligan College, a Christian institution located across a highway from its campus. Milligan has 1,200 students and the seminary has 162. Officials said that the college worked with the seminary on financial issues over the last few years, prior to the merger.  
July 2, 2015
Nizhny Novgorod State University this week fired an American vice rector, Kendrick White, shortly after a pro-Kremlin television show questioned why an American would have a senior position, the Associated Press reported. The television show criticized White for, among other things, hanging up portraits of American scientists. The rector, Yevgeny Chuprunov, asked about White's dismissal, said "such are the times now."  
July 2, 2015
Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, two candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, shared thoughts on higher education in the past two days.
July 2, 2015
The National Coalition Against Censorship has written to officials of Crafton Hills College, in California, raising questions about an apparently mandatory trigger warning placed on the syllabus of a course on graphic novels. A student in the course this year, along with her parents, protested that she considered some of the novels (many of them award-winning and taught as literature on many campuses) were obscene.
July 2, 2015
Regulations issued for a new law in Massachusetts will make it possible for adjunct faculty members in the state to earn sick time, a right they didn't previously have. While a state law in theory provided the right, the adjuncts needed (and obtained) regulations from the state that outline how their work hours are counted so they can earn sick time.  
July 2, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Keith Clay, biologist at Indiana University, details the increasing presence of these insects. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
July 1, 2015
Two top Chinese universities -- Peking University and Tsinghua University -- have been taking to social media, each accusing the other of unfair tactics in attracting top students, The Wall Street Journal reported. Each accused the other of using money to lure students with top test scores to attend.
July 1, 2015
A national study released today finds that 70 percent of college students are stressed over their finances. The study, conducted by Ohio State University researchers, used a sample of students at 52 institutions, including two- and four-year, public and private colleges. Nearly 60 percent of students said that they worry about paying for college, while more than half worry about paying living expenses.

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