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 27, 2015
The late Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach who died last month, left $200 to each of the basketball players he coached over 36 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sports Illustrated reported. The players are receiving the checks with a note encouraging them to "enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith."
March 27, 2015
Twenty-plus faculty members and alumnae of Sweet Briar College announced Thursday that they want to keep the institution alive but shift its focus to science, mathematics and technology. The plan would have the college focus on STEM, with seven majors in those fields. The college would remain a women's institution and thus become the only one to focus on STEM. Students would earn a bachelor of arts degree in three years, during which they would also take general education courses and have internships. The plan would require a $62 million investment and an entering class of 120 students.
March 27, 2015
Many press reports have indicated that the accreditation of Gordon College, a Christian institution, is in danger because of concerns the New England Association of Schools and Colleges has about the college's policies barring sex except between married heterosexual couples.
March 26, 2015
One of the two students expelled from the University of Oklahoma over a fraternity's racist chant has apologized to black leaders in Oklahoma City, and then to the public, The New York Times reported.
March 26, 2015
Stanford University has released a letter to the faculty from Provost John Etchemendy about an "unusually high number of troubling allegations" about academic dishonesty during the fall quarter. "Among a smattering of concerns from a number of winter courses, one faculty member reported allegations that may involve as many as 20 percent of the students in one large introductory course," the letter said.
March 26, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Gad Saad, professor of marketing at Concordia University, taps in to the biological origins of our consumerist nature. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 26, 2015
Sustainability has become "higher education's new fundamentalism," according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association of Scholars, a group that is an advocate for a traditional college curriculum. Sustainability is not just about promoting environmentalism, the report argues.

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