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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July 12, 2018
The announcements keep coming -- Brown University will no longer require applicants to submit the essay portion of either the SAT or ACT. A statement from Logan Powell, the university’s dean of admission, said, “Our goal is that for any talented student interested in Brown, the application process is not a deterrent -- and we don’t want this test to be a barrier to their application.”
July 12, 2018
Many students and alumni of Yale University's law school are circulating a petition denouncing the way the law school issued a press release on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S.
July 12, 2018
A new report by Joni Finney of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education offers state-by-state comparisons on postsecondary educational opportunity. States are evaluated on factors such as preparation of high school students, engagement with nontraditional college students, support for minority students and the fiscal heath of the state. Many of the states are found lacking.
July 12, 2018
John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, on Wednesday apologized for using a racial slur to describe black people. His use of the slur also raised questions for universities with which he is associated as a donor. The University of Louisville announced that he was stepping down as a trustee.
July 12, 2018
Math scores for June's examination leave many students in disbelief and frustration, blasting the power of curves.
July 11, 2018
July 11, 2018
University is supposed to abide by standards requiring honesty and integrity. But is it in compliance after revealing that its business school lied for years to get higher rankings? U.S. News also seeks more information.
July 11, 2018
The California Institute of Technology has announced that it is dropping a requirement that applicants submit the SAT or ACT writing test. Caltech's move follows those of Stanford and Princeton Universities last week.
July 11, 2018
A new study questions the conventional wisdom that the best way for students to succeed in calculus in college is to take calculus in high school. A study of more than 6,000 freshmen at 133 colleges found that the real key to college calculus success is mastery in high school of algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

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December 9, 2010
At Belmont University, students and faculty question how fair and how Christian it is to force out a woman for being honest that her partner is pregnant.
December 11, 2006
Choice for interim president -- Robert Davila, who led deaf institute at RIT -- receives strong support.
October 30, 2006
Board bows to months of protests and dismisses Jane Fernandes.

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