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 24, 2015
Pennsylvania State University announced Monday that it will hold off on any punishments of a fraternity found to have operated private Facebook pages with photos of passed-out women, drug sales and hazing. But the university said it would launch a major study of fraternity life. A statement from Eric J.
March 23, 2015
Teaching assistants at the University of Toronto have rejected a tentative deal to settle a strike that started Feb. 27. The union announced that 992 members voted to ratify the deal, while 1,101 voted against. While the proposed agreement would have raises wages, some have said that the deal did not provide enough.
March 23, 2015
The University of Massachusetts System, like many colleges and universities, has used debt financing in recent years to add and renovate facilities. But an article in The Boston Globe raises questions about the impact of using so much debt. The current debt level is $3 billion. This year, the university will pay $203 million in debt and interest, up from $137 million five years ago.  
March 23, 2015
President Obama, in an interview with The Huffington Post, responded to question about how the University of Oklahoma responded (in part by expelling two students and kicking a fraternity off campus) to a video showing a fraternity chant about not admitting black students to their organization. And the president strongly backed the university's actions, while offering some perspective on the incident.
March 23, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Nicola Mitchell, a zoologist at the University of Western Australia, discusses research to recolonize the western swamp turtle and hopefully save the species from extinction. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
March 23, 2015
The chancellor of Bob Jones University on Saturday apologized for a statement he made in 1980, while president of the university, that gay people should be stoned to death. At the time, Bob Jones III told a reporter, "I'm sure this will be greatly misquoted, but it would not be a bad idea to bring the swift justice today that was brought in Israel's day against murder and rape and homosexuality. I guarantee it would solve the problem post haste if homosexuals were stoned, if murderers were immediately killed as the Bible commands."
March 23, 2015
Authorities have arrested a student at Edinboro University for allegedly shooting two other students Saturday, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. “It is important to note that this tragic incident is believed to be a matter between these individuals and not a random event,” said a statement from Julie Wollman, the president.
March 23, 2015
Penn State investigates faculty member whose behavior, recorded on an international flight, circulates and attracts ridicule. She had two undergraduates with her.
March 23, 2015
U. of Mississippi chancellor has grown enrollment, attracted better prepared students, set records in fund-raising, championed diversity, practiced shared governance and supported athletics revival. But amid disagreement on medical center, he is being forced out.  
March 23, 2015
In the latest "This Week," Inside Higher Ed's free news podcast, Tracy Mitrano of Mitrano & Associates and Robert Shibley of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education joined Inside Higher Ed's Doug Lederman and the moderator, Casey Green, for a conversation about tension between free speech rights and efforts to ensure a welcoming campus environment.

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