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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April 13, 2015
On the new edition of "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, Harper College's Ken Ender and Patricia Melton of New Haven Promise join Inside Higher Ed editor Scott Jaschik and moderator Casey Green to discuss the nuances of the movement to provide free community college.
April 13, 2015
An article in The Orlando Sentinel explores the issue of segregation in Greek systems. At the University of Central Florida, which has a diverse student body, the Greek system is not nearly as diverse. White students make up 55 percent of total enrollment, but 70 percent of fraternity and sorority members. While 11 percent of the student body is black, only 5 percent of Greek members are.
April 13, 2015
Florida authorities have charged two Troy University students with participating in a gang rape of a woman, an attack that was videotaped, AL.com reported. Bay County (Fla.) Sheriff Frank McKeithen said that the two students were part of a group that assaulted a woman while others did nothing.
April 13, 2015
Early Sunday morning, students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison created a 12,000-pound Rice Krispies treat, which they believe to be a new world record for t
April 13, 2015
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce regularly releases analyses on education and job-market trends. A new report out today looks back over decades to track some of the long-term trends -- and they reinforce the importance of higher education. For example, college-educated workers make up only 32 percent of the workforce but produce over 50 percent of the nation’s economic output. That's up from 13 percent in 1967.
April 13, 2015
Kenya and Kenyan higher education, still reeling from the recent mass murder of Christian students at Garissa University College, suffered another tragedy Sunday. One student at the University of Nairobi died in a stampede and more than 100 were injured after an electrical explosion, Reuters reported.
April 13, 2015
Julia O’Sullivan, dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, is considering legal action against critics, many of them professors, who have been urging her removal, The Globe and Mail reported. Faculty members have criticized recent decisions on the budget and the elimination a bachelor's degree in education.
April 13, 2015
At Princeton, student group whose performance was seen as promoting racism was quickly disbanded. Some want to know why university would book a rapper known for sexist lyrics.
April 13, 2015
Annual report on the disciplines acknowledges cuts and challenges, but also sees signs of hope and growth.
April 13, 2015
Florida police have arrested a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who allegedly wrote an anonymous note threatening to kill a professor, The News-Journal reported. Authorities said that when they arrested Konstantinos Kostakis, the student, he admitted to sending the note. The note threatened an assistant professor of commercial space operations. The note was left under her office door and said she would be killed by two heavily armed students, in class.  

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