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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May 3, 2016
Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today “Innovation in Teaching,” our latest print-on-demand compilation of articles. This compilation is free, and you may download a copy here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, May 24, at 2 p.m.
May 3, 2016
A Kentucky judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to block the city of Louisville and the University of Louisville from a plan announced last week to relocate a large Confederate memorial on the campus, The Courier-Journal reported. The restraining order was sought by a Republican congressional candidate and several groups, such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
May 3, 2016
John McAdams, a controversial blogger, is suing Marquette University for suspending him over statements on his blog, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. His suit notes that he faces a loss of tenure if he doesn't apologize for statements on his blog -- and he argues that this is a violation of the university's rules and his right to free expression.
May 2, 2016
The University of Hartford is facing increasing criticism over its plan to sell a significant collection of political artifacts, The Hartford Courant reported. The university says that it can't afford to maintain and display the collection, and so it looking for an auction house. The collection reportedly will bring in several million dollars. But critics say that the university took the collection as a gift and has an obligation to preserve it.
May 2, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
May 2, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Friday announced that the city will provide free community college tuition to graduates of the city's public high schools who meet certain conditions. To be eligible, students must earn a 2.2 grade point average in high school, be able to complete community college on a two-year schedule, be eligible for Pell Grants and place out of developmental classes. The program applies at either Bunker Hill Community College or Roxbury Community College.
May 2, 2016
Chicago State University told 300 nonfaculty employees on Friday that their jobs had been eliminated, The Chicago Tribune reported. Chicago State has been among the public colleges in Illinois most vulnerable to the state never having adopted a full budget for the current fiscal year, and officials said that a minimal appropriation last week would not go far enough. The cuts include senior administrators and people in just about every job category.
May 2, 2016
Mary Bauman announced Friday that she will step down as chair of the Hope College board after a meeting this month. She said that the board needs new leadership as it works to improve its relationship with President John C. Knapp. Bauman has been among the board leaders reportedly seeking to oust Knapp, but who have held off amid strong support for Knapp from students, faculty members and alumni.
May 2, 2016
Black students -- backed by many others -- are protesting Yale University's
May 2, 2016
David Horowitz's campaign -- posters with names of students and professors backing Israel boycott -- condemned as intimidation and leads to students blocking car carrying president of San Diego State U.

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