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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July 8, 2016
A Republican state senator is threatening to punish the University of Wisconsin at Madison through the budget process because a lecturer assigned a reading that involves the choices gay men make about sex partners and contains a reference to oral sex between gay men, the Associated Press reported. Steve Nass, the legislator, is vice chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee.
July 8, 2016
Some students and employees at El Centro College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, were forced to remain at the college on Thursday night and were only able to leave early Friday morning after a protest at which five police officers were shot and killed took place close to the campus. The protest was organized by people in Dallas to protest recent police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana. It was only after 2 a.m. Dallas time Friday that the college announced that all but two employees had been evacuated. The college has called off all classes today.
July 8, 2016
Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.
July 8, 2016
Someone spray painted "Black Lives Matter" on a Confederate memorial at the University of Texas at Austin late Wednesday or early Thursday, amid reports
July 8, 2016
An investment adviser in Texas, who says he has no connection or gripe with Texas Tech University, has asked U.S. News & World Report to investigate discrepancies in the number of applications the university reports. In an email to the rankings operation, Parker Binion said that he compared the number of applications the university reported to the state (15,063) and to the Common Data Set (23,010). The latter figure is used by U.S. News in its rankings and in indicating how difficult it is to get into a college.
July 8, 2016
Minot State University has agreed to a series of policy changes, with reporting requirements, to resolve a finding by the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights that the university violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
July 7, 2016
The University of California announced Wednesday that admissions offers across system campuses to California residents are up 15 percent from a year ago. The news follows intense pressure from Governor Jerry Brown and legislators to admit more Californians.
July 7, 2016
Since Florida took away the ability of community colleges to require remedial education, enrollment in entry college-level courses has gone up and the enrollment in remedial courses has dropped, according to a new report from Florida State University researchers. That's roughly what legislators wanted to happen. But the report also found that the passing rates of the college-level gateway courses dropped.

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