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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April 20, 2015
The University of Hong Kong has announced plans to require all students to spend time studying in mainland China and also in another country, The South China Morning Post reported. Details of the requirement and any exemptions are still being worked out. Generally, there is strong support for the idea that students should study abroad.
April 20, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
April 20, 2015
The Post, the student newspaper at Ohio University, has revealed and apologized for a deal one of its editors made with Roderick J. McDavis, the university's president. Under the deal, McDavis wrote essays for the newspaper with the pledge that no conflicting opinions to his essays would appear for 24 hours.
April 20, 2015
A military veteran was briefly detained by Valdosta State University police Friday after she grabbed a U.S.
April 20, 2015
Large study of California community college students finds that they are more likely to succeed in in-person courses.
April 20, 2015
More than 50 University of Connecticut students en route to an event for seniors in Boston narrowly escaped a burning bus Saturday, ABC News reported. The students reported that they smelled smoke and were told by the driver that there was not a problem. A short time later, the smoke returned, with flames, and the students managed to get out just before the bus exploded.  
April 20, 2015
In hiring of tenure-track STEM instructors, female, black and Latino academics have an edge, while Asians are at a disadvantage. But the picture for tenure is more nuanced -- and women with young children lose out.
April 20, 2015
A Turkish educator, Enver Yucel, has pledged $10 million and is seeking more funds to build universities in Turkey for Syrian refugees, NPR reported. His argument is that the huge population of refugees from the civil war in Syria is unlikely to be able to return home any time soon. Instruction would be offered in Arabic, English and Turkish.  
April 17, 2015
An Inside Higher Ed article in January looked at how some law schools are admitting applicants with much lower Law School Admission Test scores than would have been admitted in the past. A new article from Bloomberg looks at the top of the LSAT range.

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