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 18, 2015
An article in The New York Times details how Axact, a software company in Pakistan, operates a network of 370 websites that sell fake college and university degrees, earning the company millions of dollars a year. The websites feature videos with actors playing the parts of professors and others.
May 18, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Abe Springer, a professor at Northern Arizona University, discusses his work on springs and their integral place in our environment. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.
May 18, 2015
Groups file complaint with Education Department charging that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants.
May 18, 2015
Kennesaw State University announced Friday that it has placed Abby Dawson, director of advising and internships in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, on administrative leave. On Thursday, a video went viral showing an academic adviser -- Dawson -- threatening to call security on a student as he allegedly waited for assistance.
May 18, 2015
Pace University is cutting the salaries of law school professors by 10 percent, The New York Law Journal reported. The Pace law school is facing a deficit, and the salary cuts are part of a plan to close the deficit without relying on layoffs or tuition increases.
May 18, 2015
Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, a major Oklahoma oil company, urged the University of Oklahoma to fire earth science researchers whose findings displeased him, Bloomberg reported. Their research focused on increases in earthquakes in the state. Bloomberg obtained email records in which a dean recounted the demands and Hamm's request to serve on a search committee to pick a new head for geology research at the university.
May 18, 2015
Entire class quits program at the University of Southern California.
May 18, 2015
After a week of debate over a Boston U professor's generalizations about white students, anger grows over what a Duke professor wrote about black students' names, dating and more.
May 18, 2015
Reverend Warren Hall, a priest and director of campus ministry at Seton Hall University, says he lost his job for a Facebook post backing the NO H8 campaign, which opposes homophobia and backs gay marriage, NJ.com reported. Father Hall posted about his firing on Twitter, but then removed the tweet. Seton Hall officials referred questions to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, which appoints the director of campus ministry.
May 18, 2015
Sweet Briar College's commencement on Saturday was sure to be notable, given that the college's board plans to shut the institution down in the next few months. The day before commencement, James F. Jones Jr., the president, announced that he would be skipping the ceremony, with regret, because, he said in an email to the campus, "It has come to my attention that there are faculty members and alumnae who have threatened, sometimes quite publicly, to repeatedly disrupt the ceremony tomorrow should I preside."

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