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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August 31, 2015
The State Bar of California is moving toward adopting a rule to require unaccredited law schools to disclose their dropout rates, The Los Angeles Times reported. California is one of a few states to allow graduates of unaccredited law schools to take the bar exam. The move to require more disclosure from the unaccredited law schools follows a report in the newspaper that about 90 percent of students leave before finishing their programs.
August 31, 2015
New research from the University of Chicago has found that many black and Latino college freshmen feel significant financial strain. Black and Latino freshmen at five universities in Illinois were surveyed three times during the year. At each point, about 35 percent reported having difficulty paying their bills, being upset that they did not have enough money and worrying that they would not be able to afford to complete their degree. The sample was of students who were well prepared for college.
August 31, 2015
The University of Texas at Austin on Sunday removed a statue of Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president, from a prominent campus area.
August 31, 2015
Study of courses for Ph.D. students in international relations finds that female professors are more likely to include female authors.
August 31, 2015
Baylor University President Ken Starr late Friday announced that he has received an investigation he asked a law professor to perform on the university's handling of sexual assault accusations against a football player.
August 31, 2015
Yale University is officially starting a "conversation" on what to do about Calhoun College, one of the university's residential col
August 31, 2015
A video is circulating among South Carolina media organizations showing someone confronting the former president of North Greenville University in a private home with a female staff member, The Greenville News reported. James Epting, the former president, declined to comment. The video was apparently shot in October 2014, shortly before the university announced that Epting would be taking a sabbatical and then resigning.
August 31, 2015
Two top officials of Portland State University's foundation have resigned in the wake of an embarrassing incident in which the university invited many to the expected announcement of a $100 million gift, but called the event off when the gift failed to materialize, The Oregonian reported. The would-be donor turned out to be someone who might not have had the money in the first place, and questions have been raised about whether the donor was vetted.
August 31, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Chris Ferguson, a psychologist at Stetson University, discusses his research on whether violent video games lead to real-life violence. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.

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