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 30, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Kim Janda, a professor of chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute, discusses a vaccine that might help counteract addiction. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 30, 2015
In the latest edition of "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free podcast, the University of Pennsylvania's Peter Eckel joins Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and the moderator, Casey Green, to discuss the ouster of the University of Mississippi's chancellor and the growing political pressure on public university leaders.
March 30, 2015
Taiwan's Ministry of Education has warned universities that they need to prepare for shrinking enrollments due to falling birth rates in the country, The Taipei Times reported. The ministry is working on plans to merge or close universities, predicting that 12 of the 51 public universities in the nation and 20 to 40 of the 101 private universities will be merged or closed by 2023.  
March 30, 2015
Gains are larger at public institutions.
March 30, 2015
An article in The Washington Post explores how a student who is eligible for state and federal student aid can fall through the cracks. The student was ordered to move out of Towson University and go home because he hadn't turned in what he owed and a state agency had failed to provide the funds to which he was entitled.
March 30, 2015
The presidents of three universities in Indiana issued statements over the weekend criticizing Indiana's new "religious freedom" law, which state lawmakers say is needed to protect religious freedom but is viewed by many as license for businesses to discriminate against L.G.B.T. people. The legislation says that the government cannot "burden" private entities with policies that clash with individual views of religious obligations.
March 30, 2015
Seven people were shot at a spring break party in Panama Beach City, Fla., USA Today reported. Three were injured critically and remain hospitalized. Authorities said that three of the seven shot were students at Alabama A&M University, but that the students were innocent bystanders.  
March 30, 2015
Harper College, in Illinois, on Sunday unveiled a program to provide two years o
March 30, 2015
The College of DuPage has paid a member of its foundation board $630,000 to design and install signs over the last four years without ever receiving a competitive bid for the work, The Chicago Tribune reported. Further, The Tribune found that the contracts reference the work of Carla Burkhart, the board member, as an architect, but she isn't one and her company doesn't offer architecture services. Burkhart has denied any wrongdoing.
March 30, 2015
An American, Curt Rice (right), was last week named

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