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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September 26, 2016
Students at Washington State University are objecting to an administration plan to have each of them pay an additional $50 per semester as part of a plan to deal with an athletics department deficit, The Spokesman-Review reported. The athletics department has a $13 million deficit and the student fees would generate at least $1.7 million annually.
September 23, 2016
GOP candidate vows to work with Congress to push wealthy colleges and universities to spend more on students. Move comes as top endowments report losses.
September 22, 2016
Highlights: fewer colleges meeting targets for this year, a higher bar for Asians, skepticism about new standardized writing tests and a new application, mixed feelings on Hillary Clinton’s college plan and applicants’ criminal records.
September 22, 2016
A number of academics were among those announced today as winners of the MacArthur Fellows Program, widely called the "genius" grants, although that's not the term favored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The winners (who don't apply but learn that they have won) are selected based on "exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work." They each receive $625,000, paid out over five years. The winners in academe:
September 21, 2016
Northwestern University has lifted a ban on Jacqueline Stevens (right), a professor of political science there, teaching and working on campus.
September 21, 2016
Two more colleges -- Whitman College and Saint Joseph's College, in Indiana -- announced Tuesday that they are ending the requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores.
September 21, 2016
Boston University announced Tuesday that it will avoid investments in coal and tar sands oil, citing those as "the most carbon-intensive fuels." A statement from the university noted that divestment may not be complete because of the policies of some mutual funds in which the university has holdings.

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