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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February 14, 2018
The Faculty Senate of Michigan State University on Tuesday passed a vote of no confidence in the board of the university, The Lansing State Journal reported. Of the 65 members of the Faculty Senate at the meeting, 61 voted for the measure. Some professors have criticized the selection of John Engler, a former governor of Michigan, as interim president there. Many have also criticized the lack of faculty input in the decision.
February 14, 2018
Borough of Manhattan Community College, of the City University of New York, is starting an associate degree program in child and youth studies. Brandeis University is starting a master of science in robotic software engineering.
February 14, 2018
In-the-know sources at Tufts University tell us that the appointment of Lawrence S. Bacow as Harvard University's next president has prompted memes about leaving Medford (where Bacow served as Tufts president for a decade) for Cambridge. One features the current president of Tufts, Anthony P. Monaco, on a card suitable for Valentine's Day.
February 14, 2018
Two statistics related to college admissions and enrollment came out Tuesday:
February 13, 2018
A year ago, Case Western unveiled a mural designed to celebrate women in science and engineering fields. But Cleveland.com reported that the mural, featuring a comic-book style design, offended some women, who didn't like the way women were portrayed.
February 13, 2018
Two universities have removed honors for prominent individuals who have recently been accused of sexual harassment.
February 12, 2018
New data from the Lumina Foundation show that in 2016, 46.9 percent of Americans aged 25 to 64 had a postsecondary degree or certificate. That is a 1.1 percentage point increase in a year and a nine percentage point increase since 2008, but Lumina's report says that the rate of increase isn't large enough to meet a goal of 60 percent by 2025. Further, the Lumina data show significant gaps by race and ethnicity. The 2016 figures by race/ethnicity (for degrees only, excluding certificates) are:
February 12, 2018
Humanities grads are employed and like their work; questioning use of metrics in admissions; free tuition program at Madison; "Macron effect."

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