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 12, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case on whether people declaring bankruptcy should have an easier time erasing student loan debt in the process, The Wall Street Journal reported. The case was brought by a Wisconsin man with more than $260,000 in student loan debt from business and law school. He twice failed the bar exam. The man argues that lower courts should have allowed him to discharge his debt through bankruptcy.
January 12, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Robert Edgell, professor of technology management at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, explains that not all companies engaged in innovation have our best interests at heart. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
January 12, 2016
Federal Reserve economists say while recent college graduates struggled during the economic downturn, they did better than most believe.
January 11, 2016
Today on the Academic Minute, Franco Pestilli, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University, examines how a once-forgotten discovery may bring huge benefits to our health. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
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.

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