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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June 30, 2017
Williams College President Adam Falk announced Thursday that he will step down Dec. 31, after eight years in office. Falk will then become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which makes grants primarily to support research and education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economics.
June 29, 2017
Nearly one in five students in the Los Angeles Community College District either is or recently has been homeless, according to a new study commissioned by the district, The Los Angeles Times reported. Nearly two-thirds of the students reported that they can't afford to eat properly. “When you have people going hungry for three days straight, you have a really serious problem,” Mike Eng, a trustee, told the newspaper of conversations he has had with students.
June 29, 2017
Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black institution, is cutting the salaries of all employees by 0.5 percent in an attempt to close a deficit that follows cuts in state and federal funds, The Columbia Missourian reported. The salary cuts are on top of the elimination of 48 faculty and staff jobs.
June 29, 2017
California Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from alumni trying to block admission of women. Could six years of litigation be nearing an end?
June 28, 2017
A citizen lawsuit against Northern Illinois University seeks to block its board's approval of a $600,000 severance payment to Doug Baker, who resigned as president amid criticism of spending practices at the university, The Chicago Tribune reported. The suit charges that the board violated open meetings laws by not telling the public it was planning to make a deal with the outgoing president. The university declined to comment.
June 28, 2017
Eastern Michigan University is starting a bachelor of arts in religious studies. Husson University is starting associate and bachelor's programs in integrated technology. LIM College is starting an online associate in applied science degree in fashion merchandising and management.
June 28, 2017
Pilot program that alarmed faculty members has been abandoned, and there are no plans to restore it, agency says.
June 28, 2017
Brandeis University on Tuesday announced a $50 million bequest from Chicago philanthropists Rosaline and Marcia Cohn. The money will be used for financial aid for undergraduate and graduate students.
June 28, 2017
Connecticut statute requires certain kinds of buildings to have certain numbers of bathrooms for men and for women. Yale University has been seeking an exemption so that it can designate some single-unit bathrooms for use by people of any gender identity. Having been turned down, Yale is suing the state, The New Haven Register reported. Yale argues that its approach would provide more facilities for everyone.

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